update etymology

English word update comes from English date, English up-

Detailed word origin of update

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date English (eng) The date palm.. The fruit of the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft, sweet pulp and enclosing a hard kernel. (intransitive) To become old, especially in such a way as to fall out of fashion, become less appealing or attractive, etc.. (intransitive, with from) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned.. (reciprocal, by extension) To [...]
up- English (eng) Used to indicate higher position or direction, literally or figuratively.. Used to indicate increase.
update English (eng) A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.. A modification of something to a more recent, up-to-date version; (in software) a minor upgrade.. A version of something which is newer than other versions.. An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.. An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known. (transitive) To [...]

Words with the same origin as update

Descendants of up-
upbeat upgrade upload