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ameliorate

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Verb (usu participle)
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a=mel=io=rate

CIDE DICTIONARY

amelioratev. t. [L. ad + meliorare to make better: cf. F. améliorer. See Meliorate.].
     To make better; to improve; to meliorate.  [1913 Webster]
    "In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition."  [1913 Webster]
amelioratev. i. 
     To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ameliorate, v.tr. & intr. formal make or become better; improve.

Derivative
amelioration n. ameliorative adj. ameliorator n.
Etymology
alt. of MELIORATE after F am{eacute}liorer

THESAURUS

ameliorate

accommodate, acculturate, adapt, adjust, advance, alleviate, alter, amend, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, better, boost, bottom out, break, break up, bring forward, change, checker, chop, chop and change, civilize, come about, come along, come around, come on, come round, convalesce, convert, deform, degenerate, denature, deteriorate, develop, deviate, diverge, diversify, edify, educate, elevate, emend, enhance, enlighten, enrich, fatten, favor, fit, flop, forward, foster, gain, gain ground, get ahead, get along, go ahead, go forward, go straight, graduate, grow better, haul around, help, improve, improve upon, jibe, lard, lift, lighten, look up, make an improvement, make headway, make progress, make strides, meliorate, mend, mitigate, modify, modulate, mutate, nurture, overthrow, perk up, pick up, progress, promote, qualify, raise, re-create, realign, rebuild, reconstruct, recuperate, redesign, refine upon, refit, reform, relieve, remake, renew, reshape, restructure, revamp, revive, ring the changes, shape up, shift, shift the scene, show improvement, shuffle the cards, skyrocket, socialize, straighten out, subvert, swerve, tack, take a turn, take off, transfigure, transform, turn, turn aside, turn into, turn the corner, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, undergo a change, upgrade, uplift, vary, veer, warp, work a change, worsen

ROGET THESAURUS

ameliorate

Improvement

VB improve, be better, become better, get better, mend, amend, advance, ascend, increase, fructify, ripen, mature, pick up, come about, rally, take a favorable turn, turn over a new leaf, turn the corner, raise one's head, sow one's wild oats, recover, be better, be improved by, turn to right account, turn to good account, turn to best account, profit by, reap the benefit of, make good use of, make capital out of, place to good account, render better, improve, mend, amend, better, ameliorate, meliorate, correct, decrassify, improve upon, refine upon, rectify, enrich, mellow, elaborate, fatten, promote, cultivate, advance, forward, enhance, bring forward, bring on, foster, invigorate, touch up, rub up, brush up, furbish up, bolster up, vamp up, brighten up, warm up, polish, cook, make the most of, set off to advantage, prune, repair, put in order, review, revise, make corrections, make improvements, doctor, purify, relieve, refresh, infuse new blood into, recruit, reform, remodel, reorganize, new model, view in a new light, think better of, appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober, palliate, mitigate, lessen an evil.


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