ameliorateameliorate | meaning of ameliorate in Collins Dictionariesameliorate meaning, definition, what is ameliorate: to make or become better; improve: Learn more.to make or become better; improveWhat does ameliorate mean and how do you use ameliorate in a sentence?[URL]/ameliorate
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verbto make or become better; improve▶ 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
C18: from meliorate, influenced by French améliorer to improve, from Old French ameillorer to make better, from meillor better, from Latin melior
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verbIf someone or something ameliorates a situation, they make it better or easier in some way. [formal] [V n] ⇒ Nothing can be done to ameliorate the situation. [V n] ⇒ He expected me to do something to ameliorate his depression.amelioration (əmiːliəreɪʃən)uncount noun [usu Nof n] ⇒ ...a demand for amelioration of conditions.