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 for meliorate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meliorate \Mel"io*rate\ (m[=e]l"y[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Meliorated (m[=e]l"y[-o]*r[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Meliorating.] [L. melioratus, p. p. of meliorare to
     meliorate, fr. melior better; akin to Gr. ma^llon rather,
     ma`la very. Cf. Ameliorate.]
     To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make
     more tolerable.
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           Nature by art we nobly meliorate.        --Denham.
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           The pure and benign light of revelation has had a
           meliorating influence on mankind.        --Washington.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meliorate \Mel"io*rate\, v. i.
     To grow better.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with
           his changes" [syn: better, improve, amend,
           ameliorate, meliorate] [ant: aggravate, exacerbate,
           exasperate, worsen]
      2: get better; "The weather improved toward evening" [syn:
         better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate] [ant:
         decline, worsen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "meliorate":
     accommodate, acculturate, adapt, adjust, advance, air, alter,
     ameliorate, amend, be changed, be converted into, be renewed,
     better, boost, bottom out, break, break up, bring forward, change,
     checker, chop, chop and change, civilize, come about, come along,
     come around, come on, come round, convert, deform, degenerate,
     denature, descant, deteriorate, develop, deviate, diapason,
     diverge, diversify, edify, educate, elevate, emend, enhance,
     enlighten, enrich, fatten, favor, fit, flop, forward, foster, gain,
     gain ground, get ahead, get along, go ahead, go forward,
     go straight, graduate, grow better, haul around, improve,
     improve upon, jibe, lard, lay, lift, look up, make an improvement,
     make headway, make progress, make strides, measure, melodia, mend,
     mitigate, modify, modulate, mutate, nurture, overthrow, perk up,
     pick up, progress, promote, qualify, raise, re-create, realign,
     rebuild, reconstruct, redesign, refine upon, refit, reform, remake,
     renew, reshape, restructure, revamp, revive, ring the changes,
     shape up, shift, shift the scene, show improvement,
     shuffle the cards, skyrocket, socialize, straighten out, strain,
     subvert, swerve, tack, take a turn, take off, transfigure,
     transform, tune, turn, turn aside, turn into, turn the corner,
     turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down,
     undergo a change, upgrade, uplift, vary, veer, warble, warp,
     work a change, worsen

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