ameliorate
I verb advance, allay, better, change for the better, correct, corrigere, cultivate, develop, ease, elevate, enhance, forward, fructify, help, improve, make better, make progress, meliorate, mend, mitigate, palliate, promote, raise, rectify, reform, upgrade associated concepts: ameliorating facts and circumstances, ameliorating waste II index amend, commute, cure, ease, emend, fix (repair), help, meliorate, mitigate, modify (alter), mollify, progress, rectify, reform, rehabilitate, relieve (give aid), remedy, renew (refurbish), renovate, repair, restore (renew), soothe, treat (remedy)

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  • Ameliorate — A*mel io*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ameliorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ameliorating}.] [L. ad + meliorare to make better: cf. F. am[ e]liorer. See {Meliorate}.] To make better; to improve; to meliorate. [1913 Webster] In every human being there is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ameliorate — A*mel io*rate, v. i. To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ameliorate — (v.) 1767 (implied in ameliorating), perhaps a back formation from AMELIORATION (Cf. amelioration) on pattern of Fr. améliorer. The simpler form meliorate was used in Middle English. Related: Ameliorated …   Etymology dictionary

  • ameliorate — *improve, better, help Analogous words: amend, remedy, reform, rectify, *correct: mitigate, alleviate, *relieve, lighten Antonyms: worsen: deteriorate vt Contrasted words: *injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar, spoil: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ameliorate — [v] make, become better alleviate, amend, help, improve, lighten, meliorate, mitigate, relieve, step up, upgrade; concept 244 Ant. worsen …   New thesaurus

  • ameliorate — ► VERB formal ▪ make (something) better. DERIVATIVES amelioration noun ameliorative adjective. ORIGIN alteration of MELIORATE(Cf. ↑M) …   English terms dictionary

  • ameliorate — [ə mēl′yə rāt΄] vt., vi. ameliorated, ameliorating [< Fr améliorer < OFr ameillorer < a , to + meillor < L melior, better] to make or become better; improve SYN. IMPROVE ameliorable [ə mel′yə rə bəl] adj. amelioration [ə mel΄yə… …   English World dictionary

  • ameliorate — a|me|li|o|rate [əˈmi:liəreıt] v [T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: meliorate to ameliorate (16 20 centuries), from Late Latin, past participle of meliorare, from Latin melior better ] formal to make a bad situation better or less harmful = ↑improve ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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