Definition of

Meliorate

  1. (verb, change) get better
  2. (verb, change) to make better

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Synonyms of Meliorate

ameliorate, amend, better, improve

Origin of the word Meliorate

  1. 1552, "to make better," from L.L. melioratus, pp. of L. meliorare "improve," from melior "better," used as comp. of bonus "good," but probably originally meaning "stronger," from PIE base *mel- "strong, great, numerous" (cf. Gk. mala "very much, very," L. multus "much"). more

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Words that sound like Meliorate

mallard, millerite, milliard, milord, minimal art, molarity, mole rat

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