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synonyms for ameliorate

  • alleviate
  • lighten
  • mitigate
  • amend
  • help
  • improve
  • meliorate
  • relieve
  • upgrade
  • step up
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antonyms for ameliorate

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  • aggravate
  • increase
  • intensify
  • decrease
  • harm
  • hurt
  • injure
  • worsen
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The formal word ameliorate implies improving oppressive, unjust, or difficult conditions: to ameliorate working conditions. Improve usually implies remedying a lack or a felt need: to improve a process, oneself (as by gaining more knowledge). To better is to improve conditions which, though not bad, are unsatisfying: to better an attempt, oneself (as by gaining a higher salary).

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How to use ameliorate in a sentence

Fixing the current situation will involve ameliorating their effects and recognizing Haitians as fellow human beings, our neighbors with whom we share a long history.
STEREOTYPES ABOUT HAITI ERASE THE LONG HISTORY OF U.S.-HAITI TIESROBERT TABERJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His decree for a day of national prayer, fasting and humiliation did little to ameliorate cholera’s lethal spread, but it might have made tens of thousands of Americans feel a bit better before meeting their maker.
THE NEW CDC GUIDELINES REMIND THAT PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP MATTERS DURING PANDEMICSHOWARD MARKELMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I hope to one day ameliorate these stressors, so that you don’t have to anymore.
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These pro-labor policies did much to ameliorate the wide disparity between rich and poor and led to nearly a half-century of middle-class growth.
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For a few years now, my colleagues and I have been exploring the potential of these networks to find more ways drugs could ameliorate disease.
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Nicole Goodkind, politics writerI’ve read over and over that the only way to ameliorate jet lag is to get your body clock on the clock of where you are as quickly as possible.
TRIED AND TRUE TRICKS FOR GETTING OVER JET LAGRACHEL KINGDECEMBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
It’s important to stick around for 15 minutes in case you have an allergic reaction so that you can be treated with epinephrine to ameliorate your symptoms.
HEALTH-CARE WORKER IN ALASKA HAS SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION TO CORONAVIRUS VACCINELENA H. SUN, JOEL ACHENBACHDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Using technology to ameliorate the burden of technology surrounding our new remote-working lives is a great example of a grafting on a solution after the fact.
THE CASE FOR A VIRTUAL COMMUTE WHEN WORKING FROM HOMEADAM LASHINSKYOCTOBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Moynihan used social science research to reveal the failures of civil rights laws to ameliorate economic and racial inequality.
CAN SCIENCE HELP CREATE A MORE JUST SOCIETY?NANCY SHUTEJULY 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Still the King managed to retain his popularity, and in his own way attempted to ameliorate the lot of his subjects.
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WORDS RELATED TO AMELIORATE

  • alter
  • ameliorate
  • better
  • change
  • elevate
  • enhance
  • fix
  • help
  • lift
  • make up for
  • mend
  • modify
  • pay one's dues
  • raise
  • rectify
  • reform
  • remedy
  • repair
  • revise
  • right
  • square
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