Ameliorate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈmiːliəreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word ameliorate
Brit.  |əˈmiːlɪəreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word ameliorate


- to make better (syn: amend, better, improve, meliorate)
- get better (syn: better, improve, meliorate)


trying to ameliorate the suffering of people who have lost their jobs

This medicine should help ameliorate the pain.

We should consider ways of ameliorating the situation.

Doctors say his condition has ameliorated.

It is not clear what can be done to ameliorate the situation.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: ameliorate
he/she/it: ameliorates
present participle: ameliorating
past tense: ameliorated
past participle: ameliorated
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