Ameliorate



to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve:
strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment.
Contemporary Examples

At the time, Bratton sought to ameliorate the tension between the LAPD and Muslims.
Was it Justice or Politics that Killled the NYPD Muslim Spy Unit? Azi Paybarah April 15, 2014

Our first priority should be to ameliorate those circumstances.
How Much Does ‘Culture’ Matter for ‘Inner-City’ Poverty? Jamelle Bouie March 19, 2014

Scientists therefore have to examine all those genes en masse to cure or ameliorate the disease.
The Supremes Get It Right, Naturally. Sam Kean June 13, 2013

“Isolation itself is very damaging, and there is no way to ameliorate it,” Kupers told The Daily Beast.
Extreme Solitary Confinement: What Did Bradley Manning Experience? Caitlin Dickson June 4, 2013

But they also worked to find ways to ameliorate conditions for working Americans.
Now All Americans Are Losing Ground David Frum February 7, 2012

Historical Examples

He accosted me as one might expect a gentleman would, and asked me if there was anything he could do to ameliorate my condition?
Eighteen Months’ Imprisonment Donald Shaw

Our chief desire is to ameliorate the condition of the malgamite workers.
Roden’s Corner Henry Seton Merriman

Still the King managed to retain his popularity, and in his own way attempted to ameliorate the lot of his subjects.
Napoleon’s Marshals R. P. Dunn-Pattison

He laboured to ameliorate the condition of the native Indians in the American colonies.
Self-Help Samuel Smiles

Finally Logan said that his purpose in going to France was to ameliorate the condition of our relations with that country.
George Washington, Vol. II Henry Cabot Lodge

verb
to make or become better; improve
v.

1728, perhaps a back-formation from amelioration on pattern of French améliorer. The simpler form meliorate was used in Middle English. Related: Ameliorated; ameliorating.

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