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ameliorate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ameliorate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ameliorate  \A*mel"io*rate\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  better;  to  meliorate;  as  wine  ameliorates  by  age. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ameliorate 
  v  1:  to  make  better  in  quality  or  more  valuable;  "The  editor 
  improved  the  manuscript  with  his  changes."  [syn:  {better}, 
  {improve},  {amend},  {meliorate}]  [ant:  {worsen}] 
  2:  get  better;  "The  weather  improved  toward  evening."  [syn:  {better}, 
  {improve},  {meliorate}]  [ant:  {worsen}] 




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