• Ameliorate

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /əˈmiːliəreɪt/

    Origin

    Influenced by French améliorer and Latin a- ("to") + melior ("better").

    Full definition of ameliorate

    Verb

    1. (transitive) To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.They offered some compromises in an effort to ameliorate the situation.
      • MacaulayIn every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition.

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