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Ameliorate Explained

ameliorate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ameliorate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1700-1800; Origin: meliorate 'to ameliorate' (16-20 centuries), from Late Latin, past participle of meliorare, from Latin melior 'better']// formal to make a bad situation better or less harmful// improve// --It is not clear what can be done to ameliorate the situation.// -- amelioration/[hA353]mi[hA359]li[hA353]re[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U] //

ameliorate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

Ameliorate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

Ameliorate \A*mel"io*rate\, v. i.
To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.

ameliorate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: to make better; "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}]

ameliorate at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2006|September|7



Influenced by Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » améliorer||lang=fr and Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » a-||lang=la|to + Inter: term » melior||lang=la|better.


* Inter: IPA » /əˈmiːliəreɪt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-ameliorate.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-verb » ameliorat|es

  • Inter: transitiv » e To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.
    1. : They offered some compromises in an effort to ameliorate the situation.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:improve -

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      * amelioration

  • meliorate


    Inter: trans-top » to make better
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|подобрявам
  • Chinese: 改善
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|zlepšit
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verbeteren, Inter: t- » nl|amelioreren
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|parantaa, Inter: t- » fi|kohentaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|améliorer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|verbessern

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|migliorare
    • Japanese: よくなる( yokunaru) , 改善する( kaizen suru )
    • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|baş kirin, Inter: t+ » ku|qenc kirin, Inter: t+ » ku|çê kirin, Inter: t+ » ku|çak kirin, Inter: t+ » ku|sax kirin
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|aperfeiçoar, Inter: t+ » pt|melhorar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|улучшать
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|mejorar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|förbättra
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|iyileştirmek

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English transitive verbs -
    Translation: et » ameliorate
    Translation: fr » ameliorate
    Translation: ko » ameliorate
    Translation: io » ameliorate
    Translation: it » ameliorate
    Translation: kn » ameliorate
    Translation: ku » ameliorate
    Translation: hu » ameliorate
    Translation: mg » ameliorate
    Translation: my » ameliorate
    Translation: nl » ameliorate
    Translation: pl » ameliorate
    Translation: pt » ameliorate
    Translation: ru » ameliorate
    Translation: sv » ameliorate
    Translation: ta » ameliorate
    Translation: te » ameliorate
    Translation: tr » ameliorate
    Translation: vi » ameliorate
    Translation: zh » ameliorate