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Verb: ameliorate  u'meel-(ee-)yu,reyt
  1. To make better
    "The editor ameliorated the manuscript with his changes";
    - better, improve, amend, meliorate, mend
  2. Get better
    "The weather ameliorated toward evening";
    - better, improve, meliorate

Derived forms: ameliorated, ameliorates, ameliorating

Type of: alter, change, change state, modify, turn

Encyclopedia: Ameliorate