HyperDic: meliorate

English > 2 senses of the word meliorate:
VERBchangemeliorate, better, improve, amend, ameliorateto make better
changemeliorate, better, improve, ameliorateget better
English > meliorate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningTo make better.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate
Cause tobetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
NarroweradvanceDevelop further
buildimprove the cleansing action of
build up, developchange the use of and make available or usable
conditionput into a better state
educateGive an education to
emendmake improvements or corrections to
enhancemake better or more attractive
enrichmake better or improve in quality
fancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
fructifymake productive or fruitful
help, aidimprove the condition of
helpimprove
iron out, straighten out, put rightSettle or put right
perfect, honemake perfect or complete
polish, refine, fine-tune, downimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
purify, sublimate, make pure, distillRemove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
raise, liftinvigorate or heighten
reformmake changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
reformimprove by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition
regenerate, revitalizerestore strength
relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageProvide physical relief, as from pain
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
turn aroundImprove dramatically
upgradeTo improve what was old or outdated
upgradeGive better travel conditions to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeworsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperatemake worse
Similar tobetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
Spanishameliorar, arreglar, corregir, enriquecer, mejorar, perfeccionar
Catalanmillorar
Adjectivesmeliorativetending to ameliorate
Nounsmeliorationthe act of relieving ills and changing for the better
meliorationa condition superior to an earlier condition
English > meliorate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningGet better.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsbetter, improve, ameliorate
Caused bybetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
NarrowerfructifyBecome productive or fruitful
get well, get over, bounce backimprove in health
healGet healthy again
mend, healheal or recover
recuperate, recover, convalesceget over an illness or shock
reform, straighten out, see the lightchange for the better
surgeSee one's performance improve
turn around, pick upImprove significantly
upgradeGet better travel conditions
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositeworsen, declineGrow worse
Similar tobetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishadelantar, ganar, mejorar, progresar
Catalanavançar, guanyar, millorar, progressar
Adjectivesmeliorativetending to ameliorate
Nounsmeliorationthe act of relieving ills and changing for the better
meliorationthe linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning / meaning
meliorationa condition superior to an earlier condition

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