Amelioration



an act or instance of or making better; the state of being or made better:
the amelioration of working conditions.
something that ; an improvement.
(def 1).
Historical Examples

After that, though days passed, Wagg had not one word for the amelioration of the convict’s impatience.
When Egypt Went Broke Holman Day

Of course, there were many impediments to the amelioration of law by this agency.
Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

Jost’s “History” proved a good guide and instructor to statesmen engaged in the amelioration of the condition of the Jews.
History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

They reveal the cultivation and amelioration of domestic life.
The Development of Embroidery in America Candace Wheeler

Besides, every social law aims at the amelioration of man’s life.
The Kingdom of God is Within You Count Leo Tolstoy

The process of things upon this earth has been one of amelioration.
Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall

amelioration, however, by such means can only come very slowly—if at all.
Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman

The destiny of organized nature is amelioration, and who can tell its limits?
The Oxford Book of American Essays Various

Man alone can repent; he only can retrace the acts of former commission, and resolve on amelioration for the future.
Sound Mind John Haslam

They accordingly proposed the following means of amelioration.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

noun
the act or an instance of ameliorating or the state of being ameliorated
something that ameliorates; an improvement
(linguistics) Also called elevation. (of the meaning of a word) a change from pejorative to neutral or positively pleasant. The word nice has achieved its modern meaning by amelioration from the earlier sense foolish, silly
n.

1650s, from French amélioration, from Old French ameillorer (12c.), from a “to” (see ad-) + meillior (Modern French meìlleur) “to better,” from Late Latin meliorare “improve,” from Latin melior “better,” perhaps originally “stronger,” and related to Greek mala “very, very much,” from PIE *mel- “strong, great” (see multi-).

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