- to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve: strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment.
Origin of ameliorate
Synonyms for ameliorate
Antonyms for ameliorate
Related Words for amelioratedmitigate, lighten, alleviate, upgrade, help, amend, relieve, meliorate, improve
Examples from the Web for ameliorated
Historical Examples of ameliorated
Those who ameliorated their social conditions were the good people.Spontaneous Activity in Education
Nor were the American General's misfortunes yet to be ameliorated.
The Christianity of the past will have to be reformed and ameliorated to suit Japan.
For the time being conditions in Russia for the Jews were ameliorated.Under Four Administrations
Oscar S. Straus
It is only by slow vital assimilations that man is ameliorated.
- to make or become better; improve
Word Origin 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.