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ameliorate

[uh-meel-yuh-reyt, uh-mee-lee-uh-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), ameliorated, ameliorating.
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.

Origin:
1760–70; a-5 + meliorate

ameliorable, adjective
ameliorableness, noun
ameliorant, noun
ameliorative, amelioratory [uh-meel-yer-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, uh-mee-lee-uh-] , adjective
ameliorator, noun
unameliorable, adjective
unameliorated, adjective
unameliorative, adjective

ameliorate, obviate, vitiate.


amend, better. See improve.


worsen.
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ameliorate (əˈmiːljəˌreɪt)
 
vb
to make or become better; improve
 
[C18: from meliorate, influenced by French améliorer to improve, from Old French ameillorer to make better, from meillor better, from Latin melior]
 
usage  Ameliorate is often wrongly used where alleviate is meant. Ameliorate is properly used to mean `improve', not `make easier to bear', so one should talk about alleviating pain or hardship, not ameliorating it
 
ameliorable
 
adj
 
a'meliorant
 
n
 
a'meliorative
 
adj
 
a'meliorator
 
n

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ameliorate
1767 (implied in ameliorating); see amelioration. The simpler form meliorate was used in M.E. Ameliorative is attested from 1809.
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