verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: alteration of meliorate Date: 1767 transitive verb to make better or more tolerable intransitive verb to grow better Synonyms: see improveamelioration nounameliorative adjectiveameliorator nounamelioratory adjective

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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 — 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • ameliorate — [[t]əmi͟ːliəreɪt[/t]] ameliorates, ameliorating, ameliorated VERB If someone or something ameliorates a situation, they make it better or easier in some way. [FORMAL] [V n] Nothing can be done to ameliorate the situation... [V n] He expected me… …   English dictionary

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