meliorate

verb
me·lio·rate | \ˈmēl-yə-ˌrāt, ˈmē-lē-ə-\
meliorated; meliorating

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Other Words from meliorate

melioration \ˌmēl-yə-ˈrā-shən, ˌmē-lē-ə- \ noun
meliorative \ˈmēl-yə-ˌrā-tiv, ˈmē-lē-ə- \ adjective
meliorator \-ˌrā-tər \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for meliorate

Synonyms

ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, help, improve, perfect, refine, upgrade

Antonyms

worsen

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Examples of meliorate in a Sentence

regulations intended to meliorate the working conditions of migrant farm laborers

First Known Use of meliorate

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meliorate

Late Latin melioratus, past participle of meliorare, from Latin melior better; akin to Latin multus much, Greek mala very

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