Definitions for: Ameliorate


[v] get better; "The weather improved toward evening."
[v] to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his
own condition. --Macaulay.


A*mel"io*rate, v. i.
To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.

Synonyms: better, improve, meliorate

Antonyms: aggravate, decline, exacerbate, exasperate, worsen

See Also: advance, aid, alleviate, alter, assuage, beautify, bounce back, build, bushel, change, change state, condition, convalesce, develop, distill, doctor, down, educate, embellish, emend, enhance, enrich, fine-tune, fix, fructify, furbish up, get over, get well, heal, help, hone, iron out, lift, make pure, mend, palliate, perfect, pick up, polish, prettify, purify, put right, raise, recover, recuperate, refine, reform, regenerate, relieve, remit, repair, restore, revitalize, see the light, straighten out, sublimate, touch on, turn, turn around, upgrade

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