meliorate

  • 1 Meliorate — Mel io*rate (m[=e]l y[ o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Meliorated} (m[=e]l y[ o]*r[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Meliorating}.] [L. melioratus, p. p. of meliorare to meliorate, fr. melior better; akin to Gr. ma^llon rather, ma la very. Cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Meliorate — Mel io*rate, v. i. To grow better. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 meliorate — I verb adorn, advance, ameliorate, amend, assuage, beautify, better, correct, cultivate, cure, doctor, elaborate, elevate, embellish, emend, enhance, enrich, forward, have a good influence, improve, invigorate, lard, make better, make… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 meliorate — (v.) 1550s, to make better, back formation from MELIORATION (Cf. melioration) or else from L.L. melioratus, pp. of L. meliorare improve, from melior better, used as comparative of bonus good, but probably originally meaning stronger, from PIE… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 meliorate — [mēl′yə rāt΄] vt., vi. meliorated, meliorating [< LL melioratus, pp. of meliorare, to make better < L melior, better < IE base * mel , strong, big > Gr mala, very] to make or become better; improve; ameliorate meliorable [mēl′yə rə… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 meliorate — verb /miːliəreɪt/ To make better, to improve; to heal or solve a problem. They offered some compromises in an effort to meliorate the disagreement …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 meliorate — verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Late Latin melioratus, past participle of meliorare, from Latin melior better; akin to Latin multus much, Greek mala very Date: 1542 ameliorate • melioration noun • meliorative adjective • meliorator …

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  • 8 meliorate — meliorable /meel yeuhr euh beuhl, mee lee euhr euh /, adj. meliorative /meel yeuh ray tiv, yeuhr euh tiv, mee lee euh ray , euhr euh /, adj. meliorator, n. /meel yeuh rayt , mee lee euh /, v.t., v.i., meliorated, meliorating. ameliorate. [1545… …

    Universalium

  • 9 meliorate — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, acculturate, adapt, adjust, advance, air, alter, ameliorate, amend, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, better, boost, bottom out, break, break up, bring forward, change, checker, chop, chop and… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 meliorate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. amend, advance, correct; see improve 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To advance to a more desirable state: ameliorate, amend, better1, help, improve, upgrade. See HELP …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 meliorate — mel·io·rate || miːlɪəreɪt v. improve; upgrade; be improved …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 meliorate — [ mi:lɪəreɪt] verb formal another term for ameliorate. Derivatives melioration noun meliorative adjective Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as melioration): from late L. meliorat , meliorare improve …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 meliorate — v. a. Improve, better, mend, amend, emend, ameliorate, make better …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 meliorate — v improve, mend, better, recover. See ameliorate …

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  • 15 meliorate — me·lio·rate …

    English syllables

  • 16 meliorate — mel•io•rate [[t]ˈmil yəˌreɪt, ˈmi li ə [/t]] v. t. v. i. rat•ed, rat•ing ameliorate • Etymology: 1545–55; < L meliōrātus, ptp. of meliōrāre to make better, der. of melior better mel io•ra′tion, n. mel′io•ra tive adj. mel′io•ra tor, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 meliorate — [c]/ˈmiliəreɪt / (say meeleeuhrayt) verb (meliorated, meliorating) –verb (t) 1. to make better; ameliorate. –verb (i) 2. to become better; improve. {Late Latin meliōrātus, past participle} –melioration /miliəˈreɪʃən/ (say meeleeuh rayshuhn), noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 meliorate — v.tr. & intr. literary improve (cf. AMELIORATE). Derivatives: melioration n. meliorative adj. Etymology: LL meliorare (as MELIORISM) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Meliorated — Meliorate Mel io*rate (m[=e]l y[ o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Meliorated} (m[=e]l y[ o]*r[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Meliorating}.] [L. melioratus, p. p. of meliorare to meliorate, fr. melior better; akin to Gr. ma^llon rather, ma la very …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Meliorating — Meliorate Mel io*rate (m[=e]l y[ o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Meliorated} (m[=e]l y[ o]*r[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Meliorating}.] [L. melioratus, p. p. of meliorare to meliorate, fr. melior better; akin to Gr. ma^llon rather, ma la very …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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