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English word improve comes from Old French en- (En- (in; into). En- (intensifier).), Old French prode.

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Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
en- Old French (fro) En- (in; into). En- (intensifier).
prode Old French (fro)
emprouwer Anglo-Norman (xno)
improve English (eng) (dated) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.. (intransitive) To become better.. (obsolete) To disapprove of; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure.. (obsolete) To disprove or make void; to refute.. (transitive) To make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).

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ambush embarrass embarrassed embarrassment embrace employ employment encounter encourage endure energy engage engagement engine enjoy ensign ensure envy improvement improving inquiry majority parliament suspend