What does ameliorate mean?

Definitions for ameliorateəˈmil yəˌreɪt, əˈmi li ə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ameliorate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"


  1. ameliorate(Verb)

    To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.

    They offered some compromises in an effort to ameliorate the situation.

  2. Origin: Influenced by améliorer and a- + melior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ameliorate(verb)

    to make better; to improve; to meliorate

  2. Ameliorate(verb)

    to grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age

  3. Origin: [L. ad + meliorare to make better: cf. F. amliorer. See Meliorate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ameliorate

    a-mēl′yor-āt, v.t. to make better: to improve.—v.i. to grow better.—n. Ameliorā′tion, the condition of being made better: improvement or the means of such.—adj. Amel′iorative. [L. ad, to, and melior, better.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ameliorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ameliorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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