verb (used with or without object), a·mel·io·rat·ed, a·mel·io·rat·ing.
Examples from the Web for ameliorate
At the time, Bratton sought to ameliorate the tension between the LAPD and Muslims.Was it Justice or Politics that Killled the NYPD Muslim Spy Unit?|Azi Paybarah|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our first priority should be to ameliorate those circumstances.How Much Does 'Culture' Matter for 'Inner-City' Poverty?|Jamelle Bouie|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scientists therefore have to examine all those genes en masse to cure or ameliorate the disease.
“Isolation itself is very damaging, and there is no way to ameliorate it,” Kupers told The Daily Beast.Extreme Solitary Confinement: What Did Bradley Manning Experience?|Caitlin Dickson|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How can you determine the facts, spin the story, and attempt to ameliorate the damage?Crisis-Management Experts Weigh In on How to Handle Petraeus Scandal|Sandra McElwaine|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But it did not ameliorate his attitude toward the visit of Keith Senior.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
We were told it was hopeless to make any effort to ameliorate his lot—his case was too desperate.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
Still the King managed to retain his popularity, and in his own way attempted to ameliorate the lot of his subjects.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
No submission could ameliorate his temper, no opposition lend asperity to his voice.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
An oil facility was formed to ameliorate the reverberating economic shock waves.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for ameliorate
Word Origin for ameliorate
Word Origin and History for ameliorate
1728, perhaps a back-formation from amelioration on pattern of French améliorer. The simpler form meliorate was used in Middle English. Related: Ameliorated; ameliorating.