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Pronunciation:  u'meelyu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
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