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Meaning of AMELIORATE

Pronunciation:  u'meelyu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  get better; "The weather improved toward evening."
  2. [v]  to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
 

AMELIORATE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \A*mel"io*rate\, v. i.
    To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accommodate, acculturate, adapt, adjust, advance, alleviate, alter, amend, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, better, boost, bottom out, break, break up, bring forward, change, checker, chop, chop and change, civilize, come about, come along, come around, come on, come round, convalesce, convert, deform, degenerate, denature, deteriorate, develop, deviate, diverge, diversify, edify, educate, elevate, emend, enhance, enlighten, enrich, fatten, favor, fit, flop, forward, foster, gain, gain ground, get ahead, get along, go ahead, go forward, go straight, graduate, grow better, haul around, help, improve, improve upon, jibe, lard, lift, lighten, look up, make an improvement, make headway, make progress, make strides, meliorate, mend, mitigate, modify, modulate, mutate, nurture, overthrow, perk up, pick up, progress, promote, qualify, raise, realign, rebuild, reconstruct, re-create, recuperate, redesign, refine upon, refit, reform, relieve, remake, renew, reshape, restructure, revamp, revive, ring the changes, shape up, shift, shift the scene, show improvement, shuffle the cards, skyrocket, socialize, straighten out, subvert, swerve, tack, take a turn, take off, transfigure, transform, turn, turn aside, turn into, turn the corner, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, undergo a change, upgrade, uplift, vary, veer, warp, work a change, worsen
 

 

 

 

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