American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make better; improve.
- v. To grow better.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make better; improve; ameliorate.
- To grow better; be improved.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable.
- v. To grow better.
- v. to make better
- v. get better
- From Latin melior "better" (Wiktionary)
- Latin meliōrāre, meliōrāt-, from melior, better; see mel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Curiously, with options meliorate duty ornamental alikeness serenity and calm.”
“So there are some meliorate locate a fleur de lys?”
“But surely no one expects readers to be converted to Nazism or sadomasochism through Aue's account of himself, either, so one must conclude that Franklin's and Bukiet's dislike of an "unremitting immersion in Aue's worldview" has been converted into a general critical requirement that bad people as depicted in fiction must be "counteracted" by a "philosophical or artistic" effort to meliorate their evil.”
“Psychological trauma and other serious mental health issues clearly go beyond their abilities and training to treat and meliorate.”
“Washington's foreign policy of late has sought, with the clear exceptions of Iraq and Afghanistan, to avoid confrontation and to attempt to meliorate global challenges.”
“While gender inequality is a very hard thing to change, the following projects could be done to help meliorate this gender imbalance:”
“White America has since succumbed to tax phobia, "compassion fatigue" and fashionable pessimism about government's ability to meliorate social conditions.”
“But he believes that his consort crapper do meliorate than the competition.”
“While burner might try to meliorate her liberal constituents, Reichert has proven that, while he's never going to please everyone, he at least tries to support all of his constituents.”
“The prime minister having said something needs to be done to meliorate the situation.”
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