better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)
"The weather improved toward evening"
To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.
They offered some compromises in an effort to ameliorate the situation.
Origin: Influenced by améliorer and a- + melior.
to make better; to improve; to meliorate
to grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age
Origin: [L. ad + meliorare to make better: cf. F. amliorer. See Meliorate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of ameliorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of ameliorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Behavioral changes, including healthy eating and more activity can prevent, or at least ameliorate, the diabetes epidemic.
Every kid is going to have it in slightly different ways, pay attention to the symptoms. Ameliorate the symptoms. If things get out of hand, contact you pediatrician.
Retention bonuses have done something to ameliorate this but in general aren't big enough to compete, dollar for dollar, with the salaries pilots can get as contractors.
Sri Lanka is showing the world that it is possible to conserve mangrove forests while also improving the lives of local people, restoring wildlife habitats, and helping to ameliorate climate change.
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Translations for ameliorate
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- kohentaa, parantaaFinnish
- よくなる, 改善するJapanese
- qenc, sax, çê, çak, başKurdish
- verbeteren, ameliorerenDutch
- melhorar, aperfeiçoarPortuguese
- улу́чшить, улучша́тьRussian
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