ameliorate ameliorate  /ə ˈmil jə ˌreɪt/


  1. (v) to make better
  2. (v) get better


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  1. Providing better schools and education are the most important things that we can do to ameliorate social and economic injustice.
  2. The Moscow summit is designed both to ameliorate the present crisis and try and head off future ones.
  3. The unexpected grant from an anonymous donor ameliorated the condition of the orphanage.


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  1. Dr Rogoff, advocating 6% (consumer price) inflation, believes a rapidly rising price level would "ameliorate the debt bomb and help us work through the deleveraging process".
    on May 26, 2009 By: Kenneth Rogoff Source: Asia Times Online

  2. "Given the extent of the suffering, destruction, and deprivation in Gaza, it is imperative that the United States lead the effort to ameliorate the growing humanitarian crisis," Lee said in a news release. "I am optimistic that under the...
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Barbara Lee Source: Tri-Valley Herald

  3. In a clear warning to Colombo, Mukherjee said the Indian government would "do all in its power to achieve this goal and to ameliorate the humanitarian conditions in Sri Lanka".
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: (blog)

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