Ameliorate appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- So get some tar, oil emailed animals I slam in a deli, ameliorate most egos.
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Ameliorate (to improve) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the verb ameliorate
What does ameliorate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: ameliorated | ameliorating | ameliorates
- to make better
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
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- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of ameliorate: amend / better / improve / meliorate
- more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
- more specific terms:
- alleviate / palliate / assuage / relieve = provide physical relief, as from pain
- help / aid = improve the condition of
- regenerate / revitalize = restore strength
- enrich = make better or improve in quality
- build up / develop = change the use of and make available or usable
- turn around = improve dramatically
- help = improve
- upgrade = to improve what was old or outdated
- condition = put into a better state
- emend = make improvements or corrections to
- straighten out / put right / iron out = settle or put right
- enhance = make better or more attractive
- furbish up / touch on / restore / bushel / doctor / repair / mend / fix = restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
- reform = make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
- reform = improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition
- embellish / beautify / prettify / fancify = make more beautiful
- build = improve the cleansing action of
- perfect / hone = make perfect or complete
- fine-tune / polish / refine / down = improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
- make pure / sublimate / distill / purify = remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
- fructify = make productive or fruitful
- raise / lift = invigorate or heighten
- advance = develop further
- upgrade = give better travel conditions to
- educate = give an education to
- cause: better / improve / meliorate
- get better
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of ameliorate: better / improve / meliorate
- more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
- more specific terms:
- convalesce / recuperate / recover = get over an illness or shock
- heal = get healthy again
- straighten out / see the light / reform = change for the better
- surge = see one's performance improve
- turn around / pick up = improve significantly
- bounce back / get over / get well = improve in health
- heal / mend = heal or recover
- fructify = become productive or fruitful
- upgrade = get better travel conditions
Alternative definition of the verb ameliorate
- [transitive] To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.
Definition of the verb ameliorate for high school students
- to improve
- example: The tense situation was ameliorated when Sam proposed a solution everyone could agree upon.
The verb ameliorate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
"Ameliorate" is an EP by American progressive rock band An Endless Sporadic. It is An Endless Sporadic's first recorded output. Ameliorate gained popularity by having three out of it's four songs featured in popular video games such as Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Guitar Hero III, and Guitar Hero: World Tour. All songs on the album are instrumental.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ameliorate
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Administrating Victimization (2014)
The Politics of Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime Policy by M. Duggan, V. Heap
More difficult to ameliorate is the fear of repeat victimization. In a survey conducted by the Probation Service into what victims want from sentencing, the majority (94 ) cited the non-commission of further offences as being the most important ...
by Bryan Garner
Ameliorate is the standard term meaning “to make or become better.” E.g.: “If injustices abound in that region—as they do almost everywhere—they will not be ameliorated by heaping invective on parties to the conflict.” Letter of John B. Aycrigg ...
Pragmatism, Aesthetics, and Morality by Scott R. Stroud
ameliorate is that it “fails to guard against crushing disappointment. The probability of frustration and consequent disenchantment is directly proportional to the immensity of our expectations; the Inore we want to accomplish, the greater the ...
by Bryan A. Garner
ameliorate; meliorate. Ameliorate is the standard term meaning "to make or become better." E.g., "These anomalies appear sufficiently enmeshed in the current tangled web of jurisprudence on this subject to be beyond amelioration by a panel ...
by Bryan A. Garner
Ameliorate is the standard term meaning “to make or become better.” E.g.: • “ These anomalies, however, appear sufficiently enmeshed in the current tangled web of the jurisprudence on this subject as to be beyond attempted amelioration by a ...
They proceed on the suppositions that the condition which they propose to ameliorate is a necessary condition, and that the means they suggest are the best for accomplishing this purpose. If the condition was not necessary, it is quite plain ...
A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske
ameliorate Misused for alleviate. t ɨF MJCFSBM %FNPDSBUJD NPEFM BTTVNFT that society can ...
2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips
ameliorate (ә-MĒL-yә-rāt) vb. To ameliorate something (a bad condition that demands change, for example) is to make it less bad; improve it; bring it to a better state. The New Deal (a group of government programs and policies established ...
Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)
by Roger J.R. Levesque
Ameliorate. Access. to. Appropriate. Care. At-risk adolescents may not necessarily and spontaneously ask for help. Thus, relying on the selfidentification of adolescents experiencing significant distress and suicidal ideation may result in ...
A dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms'. [With] A handy book of common English synonyms [and] A handy classical dictionary. [3 pt. Issued together in a publisher's casing with the general title Handbook for writers and readers]. (1880)
Ameliorate, improve, amend, better. Amenable, responsible, accountable, answerable for. Amend, mend, better, improve, correct, rectify, ameliorate. Amends, compensation, recompense, restoration, reparation, atonement. Amiable, loving ...
by Samuel Fallows
KEY: Improve SYN: Better, amend, ameliorate, emend, correct, mend, rectify, reform, [See AMELIORATE]. KEY: Improvement SYN: Advancement, amendment, progress, increase, correction, ...
by Dr. Baljit Singh
ameliorate attack from ambush. ameliorate v.t. to make better; v.t. to become better. amelioration n. improvement. amen int. so be it. amenable a. responsible; accountable * amend v.t. to correct; to improve. amendment n. correction; ...
by Thomas Fenby
To AMELIORATE (».) — improve, amend, reform, rectify, soften, relieve, allay, ease. AMENABLE (a.) — accountable, responsible, answerable, liable, security, guarantee, pledge. To AMEND (».)— correct, amend, better, rectify, reform, improve, ...
Dictionary of Sociology (1944)
by Henry Pratt Fairchild
ameliorate ancestGr worship ameliorate. To improve or to make more tolerable; for example, to ameliorate the living conditions of the share cropper, or of the slum dweller. (A relative term which, strictly speaking, might correctly be applied to ...
by S. Fallows
Raise, enhance, exalt, honor, promote ameliorate, purify, improve.
With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows
Ameliorate. Syn. Improve, raise, better, advantage, promote, advance, amend, rectify, meliorate. Ant. Debase, depress, deteriorate, injure, impair, vitiate, ...
by Norbert M. Seel
Ameliorate. Risk. Use of Repetition to Enhance Learning from Television. Young children often see material from media sources repeatedly, due to accessibility of videos and television programming schedules, and parents often report that ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
ribald, *coarse, vulgar, gross Ant proper -Con right, *correct: *decorous, decent, seemly, nice improve 1 Improve, better, help, ameliorate are comparable when denoting to mend or correct in part or in some degree. Improve, the general term, ...
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Usage statistics about ameliorate
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- Ameliorate Meaning
Video shows what ameliorate means. To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.. ameliorate pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...
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Quotes about Ameliorate
For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny. (Clara Zetkin)
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1L1I1O1R1A1T1E1
The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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