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Meaning of MELIORATE

Pronunciation:  '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"

MELIORATE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Mel"io*rate\, v. i.
    To grow better.
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