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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make a bad situation better or less harmful. To relieve or reduce pain.

Usage examples (31)
  • It was impossible for Keb to ameliorate the loss of his car without buying a new one.
  • First World Series manager to ever use the word "ameliorate" in a press conference.
  • The judge noted that the one positive element in Byrne's case was that his counsel didn't attempt to "ameliorate" his position after conviction.
  • Soon a draught would be produced and would ameliorate the situation. for more
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