Ameliorative



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

Continuity of ameliorative effort is the sole enthusiasm that can serve the cause of improvement.
A Logic Of Facts George Jacob Holyoake

We may hazard a guess that most of the programme of ameliorative measures was the work of Engels, and perhaps the final section.
Socialism John Spargo

No ameliorative, no palliative, no restrictive, no remedial measure will avail.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

He talked in a straightforward way with his villagers, reduced a number of rents and spent money freely in ameliorative work.
The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott

A new Irish mind has now to be taken into account, and to be made part of any ameliorative Irish policy.
Ireland In The New Century Horace Plunkett

There is among them a fine lite which responds to the appeal of the ideal and is found in every kind of ameliorative work.
The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross

verb
to make or become better; improve
adj.

1796, from ameliorate + -ive.
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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