Definitions for ameliorateəˈmil yəˌreɪt, əˈmi li ə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•mel•io•rate*əˈmil yəˌreɪt, əˈmi li ə-(v.t.; v.i.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.
to make or become better or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
* Syn: See improve.
Origin of ameliorate:
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
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