Hence vs Improve - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between hence and improve

is that hence is (obsolete) to send away while improve is (lb) to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).

As an adverb hence

is (archaic) from here, from this place, away.

hence

English

Adverb

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  • (archaic) from here, from this place, away
  • I'm going hence , because you have insulted me.
    Get thee hence , Satan!
  • * c.1599-1601 , , Act 4, Scene 1,
  • O Gertrude, come away! / The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch, / But we will ship him hence :
  • * 1849 , ,
  • Ye men of Galilee! / Why stand ye looking up to heaven, where Him ye ne’er may see, / Neither ascending hence , nor returning hither again?
  • (archaic, figuratively) from the living or from this world
  • ''After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence .
  • (archaic, of a length of time) in the future from now
  • ''A year hence it will be forgotten.
  • (conjunctive) as a result; therefore, for this reason
  • ''I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.
    ''The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.
  • * 1910 , , Section VI: Weak Points and Strong, 8,
  • Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
  • * 1910 , [1513], , Chapter VI,
  • Hence it comes that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
  • * 1731 May 27, ,
  • That hence arises the peculiar Unhappiness of that Business, which other Callings are no way liable to;
  • (temporal location) from this time, from now
  • ''The plane will leave two months hence .

    Synonyms

    * consequently

    Derived terms

    * henceforth * henceforward

    Verb

    (henc)
  • (obsolete) To send away.
  • (Sir Philip Sidney)
    English conjunctive adverbs English location adverbs English temporal location adverbs

    improve

    English

    Alternative forms

    * emprove (obsolete)

    Verb

    (improv)
  • (lb) To make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).
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  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.}}
  • (lb) To become better.
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  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving ,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • (lb) To disprove or make void; to refute.
  • *(William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
  • *:Neither can any of them make so strong a reason which another cannot improve .
  • (lb) To disapprove of; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure.
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  • :(Chapman)
  • *(William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
  • *:When he rehearsed his preachings and his doing unto the high apostles, they could improve nothing.
  • (lb) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.
  • :
  • *(Isaac Barrow) (1630-1677)
  • *:We shall especially honour God by improving diligently the talents which God hath committed to us.
  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:a hint that I do not remember to have seen opened and improved
  • *(William Blackstone) (1723-1780)
  • *:The court seldom fails to improve the opportunity.
  • *(Isaac Watts) (1674-1748)
  • *:How doth the little busy bee / Improve each shining hour.
  • *(George Washington) (1732-1799)
  • *:True policy, as well as good faith, in my opinion, binds us to improve the occasion.
  • Synonyms

    * (to make something better) ameliorate, better, batten, enhance * See also

    Antonyms

    * (to make something worse) deteriorate, worsen * (to become worse) deteriorate, worsen

    Derived terms

    * improvement