meliorate

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From Latin melior "better"

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meliorate (third-person singular simple present meliorates, present participle meliorating, simple past and past participle meliorated)

  1. (transitive) To make better, to improve; to heal or solve a problem.
    They offered some compromises in an effort to meliorate the disagreement.
    • Denham
      Nature by art we nobly meliorate.
    • Washington
      The pure and benign light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind.

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