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From melior (better).



meliōrō (present infinitive meliōrāre, perfect active meliōrāvī, supine meliōrātum); first conjugation

  1. (Late Latin) I make better, better, improve.

Usage notes[edit]

In Classical Latin, "to improve" translates as meliōrem faciō, melius faciō.


   Conjugation of melioro (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present meliōrō meliōrās meliōrat meliōrāmus meliōrātis meliōrant
imperfect meliōrābam meliōrābās meliōrābat meliōrābāmus meliōrābātis meliōrābant
future meliōrābō meliōrābis meliōrābit meliōrābimus meliōrābitis meliōrābunt
perfect meliōrāvī meliōrāvistī meliōrāvit meliōrāvimus meliōrāvistis meliōrāvērunt, meliōrāvēre
pluperfect meliōrāveram meliōrāverās meliōrāverat meliōrāverāmus meliōrāverātis meliōrāverant
future perfect meliōrāverō meliōrāveris meliōrāverit meliōrāverimus meliōrāveritis meliōrāverint
passive present meliōror meliōrāris, meliōrāre meliōrātur meliōrāmur meliōrāminī meliōrantur
imperfect meliōrābar meliōrābāris, meliōrābāre meliōrābātur meliōrābāmur meliōrābāminī meliōrābantur
future meliōrābor meliōrāberis, meliōrābere meliōrābitur meliōrābimur meliōrābiminī meliōrābuntur
perfect meliōrātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect meliōrātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect meliōrātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present meliōrem meliōrēs meliōret meliōrēmus meliōrētis meliōrent
imperfect meliōrārem meliōrārēs meliōrāret meliōrārēmus meliōrārētis meliōrārent
perfect meliōrāverim meliōrāverīs meliōrāverit meliōrāverīmus meliōrāverītis meliōrāverint
pluperfect meliōrāvissem meliōrāvissēs meliōrāvisset meliōrāvissēmus meliōrāvissētis meliōrāvissent
passive present meliōrer meliōrēris, meliōrēre meliōrētur meliōrēmur meliōrēminī meliōrentur
imperfect meliōrārer meliōrārēris, meliōrārēre meliōrārētur meliōrārēmur meliōrārēminī meliōrārentur
perfect meliōrātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect meliōrātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present meliōrā meliōrāte
future meliōrātō meliōrātō meliōrātōte meliōrantō
passive present meliōrāre meliōrāminī
future meliōrātor meliōrātor meliōrantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives meliōrāre meliōrāvisse meliōrātūrus esse meliōrārī meliōrātus esse meliōrātum īrī
participles meliōrāns meliōrātūrus meliōrātus meliōrandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
meliōrāre meliōrandī meliōrandō meliōrandum meliōrātum meliōrātū

Derived terms[edit]



  • melioro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • melioro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette