ameliorate (uh-meel-yuh-reyt, uh-mee-lee-uh-)
- to make or become better; improve
- to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
- to make (something, such as a problem) better, less painful, etc.
- to make better or more tolerable
- to grow better
First Known Use: 1656 influenced by French améliorer to improve, from Old French ameillorer to make better, from meillor better, from Latin melior.
The word Ameliorate is often confused with Alleviate.