Definitions for: Meliorate


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Mel"io*rate (m[=e]l"y[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Meliorated (-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. Ameliorate.]
To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make
more tolerable.

Nature by art we nobly meliorate. --Denham.

The pure and bening light of revelation has had a
meliorating influence on mankind. --Washington.


Mel"io*rate, v. i.
To grow better.

Synonyms: ameliorate, better, improve

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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