ameliorate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ameliorate get better "The weather improved toward evening"
    • v ameliorate to make better "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Ameliorate To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.
    • v. t Ameliorate To make better; to improve; to meliorate. "In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ameliorate To make better, or more tolerable, satisfactory, prosperous, etc.; improve; meliorate.
    • ameliorate Synonyms Amend, Improve, Better, etc. See amend.
    • ameliorate To grow better; meliorate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ameliorate a-mēl′yor-āt to make better: to improve
    • v.i Ameliorate to grow better
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ad, + meliorare, to make better: cf. F. améliorer,. See Meliorate

Usage

In literature:

EPHPHATHA; or, the Amelioration of the World.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Its ameliorating consequences is a good reason for it.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885" by Various
There is reason to believe that their condition, far from being ameliorated, became worse.
"Les Parsis" by D. Menant
Tell yourself that such and such ameliorations are going to occur.
"The Practice of Autosuggestion" by C. Harry Brooks
But listen to me, Bentley, I've a great scheme in hand for the amelioration of mankind.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
But we also discover that there can be a marvellous amelioration to this suffering.
"The Prodigal Returns" by Lilian Staveley
Of this class of services, that which reflects on him the most honor, is his amelioration of the Criminal Law.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
These facts explain at the same time why and how suggestion may cure or ameliorate the anomalies of sexual life.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
It is true that the ameliorating spirit of Christianity is evinced in the changes which the arena has undergone.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
What ameliorations of this basic condition appeared possible have been provided.
"Gone Fishing" by James H. Schmitz
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In poetry:

"If you'd ameliorate our life,
Let each select from them a wife;
And as for nervous me, old pal,
Give me your own enchanting gal!"
"Captain Reece" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The world is rack'd with many plans
T' ameliorate this state of man's,
While every nation closely scans
Each other's ways:
Beware!—we warn you well!—
Your number'd days!
"On The Fugitive Law" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
All, all for Immortality!
Love, like the light, silently wrapping all!
Nature's amelioration blessing all!
The blossoms, fruits of ages—orchards divine and certain;
Forms, objects, growths, humanities, to spiritual Images ripening.
"Song Of The Universal" by Walt Whitman

In news:

GA Pilot's Bill of Rights May Ameliorate FAA Actions.
Attica has faded from the headlines but none of the conditions that led to the uprising have been ameliorated.
Introducing "Fitzpleasure" (jim james apple C remix), the latest auditory delight ameliorated by My Morning Jacket front man, Louisville's own Jim James.
Gornik was already troubled by the images she had seen of oil soaked birds barely alive and felt collecting hair locally was one way to help ameliorate the situation a thousand miles away.
Contrary to myth, providing consumers with convenient downloads at reasonable prices, as iTunes did, does not appear to have ameliorated piracy at all.
Unless properly and fairly implemented, they can--and have--violated the rights of innocent suspects, which renders the injunction oppressive rather than ameliorative.
With purchase of 15-room home, couple ameliorates earlier loss.
A new generation of smarter-car technology is helping drivers — and cars — manage trips more efficiently, preventing gridlock, avoiding wrecks and ameliorating 5 pm road rage.
Middle- and high-school students can research their histories and help to ameliorate them.
News on October 30 that two bombs bound in parcels for the USA does nothing to ameliorate the already viral American fear of Muslims.
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In science:

In conclusion, since this model ameliorates the GUT hierarchy problem and naturally accommodates three families, it provides a viable alternative to the widely-studied GUT models which unify by logarithmic evolution of couplings up to much higher GUT scales.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Unification at About 4 TeV
The σ ameliorates the tuning problems of inflation model-building and allows inflation to be achieved without the use of flat directions.
Summary of the XXXIX Rencontres de Moriond
Fig 2 : database design has been updated after the test beam to ameliorate the performances and be able to set 12,500 parameters in a reasonable time.
The Thin Gap Chambers database experience in test beam and preparations for ATLAS
Solutions where this problem is ameliorated occur if the moduli fields is taken into account, as it will be done in the next subsection.
Falsifying Tree Level String Motivated Bouncing Cosmologies
This situation can be ameliorated if turbulent broadening contributes to or dominates the [Ne II] line width.
High-resolution Spectroscopy of [Ne II] Emission from TW Hya
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