meliorate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v meliorate get better "The weather improved toward evening"
    • v meliorate to make better "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Meliorate To grow better.
    • v. t Meliorate To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable. "Nature by art we nobly meliorate .""The pure and benign light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • meliorate To make better; improve; ameliorate.
    • meliorate To grow better; be improved.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Meliorate mē′lyo-rāt to make better
    • v.i Meliorate to grow better
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering Trade.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. melioratus, p. p. of meliorare, to meliorate, fr. melior, better; akin to Gr. ma^llon rather, ma`la very. Cf. Ameliorate

Usage

In literature:

Melior is no scold, but she is also no milksop.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
Among the better classes conventionality has, doubtless, somewhat meliorated their condition.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Peace followed victory, and the melioration of the condition of the enemy followed peace.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
I have no interest distinct from that which has a tendency to meliorate the situation of mankind.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
I have no interest distinct from that which has a tendency to meliorate the situation of mankind.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
They refine the mind, they elevate views, they meliorate passions and keep alive affections.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 5 November 1848" by Various
Climate has much to do with this melioration.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
It is no less an evidence that their condition was in a state of melioration.
"Dissertation on Slavery" by St. George Tucker
All is quiet in Holland and Belgium; and all is awaiting the melioration which time and wisdom must bring.
"Graham's Magazine, Vol XXXIII, No. 6, December 1848" by Various
It meliorates the morals and disposition, and promotes present and future felicity.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
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In poetry:

And many a thousand summers
My apples ripened well,
And light from meliorating stars
With firmer glory fell.
"Song of Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
And many a thousand summers
My gardens ripened well,
And light from meliorating stars
With firmer glory fell.
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
Let Ceylon's envied plant perfume the seas,
Till torn to season the Batavian bowl;
Ours is the breast whose genuine ardours please,
Nor need a drug to meliorate the soul.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone

In science:

In order to obtain exact results, people usually use exact interpolation methods to meliorate intermediate expression swell problem arising from symbolic computations [19−23] .
Obtaining Exact Interpolation Multivariate Polynomial by Approximation
The basic idea is to shift the contour of radial integration in the loop integral into the complex plane such that singularities in the angular integral are meliorated.
Analytic structure of the Landau gauge gluon propagator
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