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.

  1. to make or become better or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.

* Syn: See improve.

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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

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