meliorate

[meel-yuh-reyt, mee-lee-uh-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), meliorated, meliorating.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin meliōrātus (past participle of meliōrāre) to make better, improve, equivalent to meliōr- (stem of melior) better + -ātus -ate1

meliorable [meel-yer-uh-buhl, mee-lee-er-uh-] , adjective
meliorative [meel-yuh-rey-tiv, -yer-uh-tiv, mee-lee-uh-rey-, -er-uh-] , adjective
meliorator, noun
unmeliorated, adjective
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meliorate (ˈmiːlɪəˌreɪt)
 
vb
a variant of ameliorate
 
'meliorable
 
adj
 
meliorative
 
adj, —n
 
'meliorator
 
n

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meliorate
1552, "to make better," from L.L. melioratus, pp. of L. meliorare "improve," from melior "better," used as comp. of bonus "good," but probably originally meaning "stronger," from PIE base *mel- "strong, great, numerous" (cf. Gk. mala "very much, very," L. multus "much").
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Example sentences for meliorative
All these words have a meliorative connotation good, beautiful, perfect.
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