update (verb, noun) past tense: updated LISTEN
Update means ‘to add new information.’
- After her business trip, Frances updated her expense report.
- The surgeon updated his colleagues on the latest techniques.
An update is new or current information used in updating.
- The project manager gave the team an update of the week's activities.
An update is also a new or updated version.
- Charlie downloaded the software update.
- You're using last year's manual; let me send you an update.
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In pop culture
“Weekend Update” is a satirical news feature on the US TV show Saturday Night Live. In this clip, you can see Eddie Murphy as a guest:
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