What are some alternative words for ameliorate?

Synonyms for ameliorateəˈmil yəˌreɪt, əˈmi li ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    to make better

    Synonyms:
    better, improve, repair, remedy, amend, meliorate, remediate, break, ameliorate, rectify

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    get better

    Synonyms:
    better, ameliorate, meliorate, break, improve, amend

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ameliorate

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ameliorate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    improve, amend, mend, emend, better, meliorate, make better

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

improve, alleviate, improving, mitigate, relieve


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