ameliorate

[ uh-meel-yuh-reyt, uh-mee-lee-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ameliorate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMELIORATE

Our chief desire is to ameliorate the condition of the malgamite workers.

He laboured to ameliorate the condition of the native Indians in the American colonies.

Do you pretend that it is impossible to ameliorate the lot of the people?

And why do men go soldiering except to ameliorate existence?

And the Church never, never raised a finger to ameliorate their condition.

The judge is not forbidden to ameliorate the law which he administers.

And as yet little has been done to ameliorate this degradation.

Their first care was to try and ameliorate the condition of the slaves.

It was at the pond hole that the major's luck began to ameliorate.

This did not destroy slavery, nor did it ameliorate the condition of the slave.

WORD ORIGIN

1728, perhaps a back-formation from amelioration on pattern of French améliorer. The simpler form meliorate was used in Middle English. Related: Ameliorated; ameliorating.

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