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Synonyms for ameliorate
əˈmil yəˌreɪt, əˈmi li ə-ame·lio·rate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ameliorate

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ameliorate

    Synonyms:
    improve, raise, better, advantage, promote, advance, amend, rectify, meliorate

    Antonyms:
    debase, depress, deteriorate, injure, impair, vitiate, spoil, mar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

    Synonyms:
    better, improve, repair, remedy, amend, meliorate, remediate, break, rectify

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"

    Synonyms:
    better, meliorate, break, improve, amend

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Editors Contribution

  1. de-escalate

    to make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

    "the reform did much to ameliorate living standards"

    Submitted by anonymous on July 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ameliorateverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, amend, mend, emend, better, meliorate, make better

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ameliorate":

    improve, alleviate, improving, mitigate, relieve

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How to use ameliorate in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Tsui:

    The entire team is excited to see the results we get from this experiment. If successful, we will embark on the second phase of the study where tissues will be sent up to the ISS once again in two years, but this time, we will be able to test a variety of drugs to see which ones will best ameliorate the potentially harmful effects of microgravity on cardiac function.

  2. Konstantin Kakaes:

    Retention bonuses have done something to ameliorate this but in general aren't big enough to compete, dollar for dollar, with the salaries pilots can get as contractors.

  3. Dhammika Wijayasinghe:

    Sri Lanka is showing the world that it is possible to conserve mangrove forests while also improving the lives of local people, restoring wildlife habitats, and helping to ameliorate climate change.

  4. Sean Morales-Doyle:

    People on parole live and work in our cities and towns, and by automatically restoring their right to vote, New York is finally welcoming them as full participants in society. That's a crucial change, one that will ameliorate one of the vestiges of Jim Crow, due to the racial disparities in New York's criminal justice system, nearly three-quarters of those disenfranchised by the ban on voting for people on parole were Black or Latino.

  5. Peter Wunador owads:

    Being awake and aware does not automatically change a situation, but enforcing the systems and strategies that will ameliorate the situation is your key to liberation.


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