ameliorate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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ameliorateverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈmiːl.jə.reɪt/ formal
to make a ​bad or ​unpleasantsituationbetter: Foreign ​aid is ​badlyneeded to ameliorate the ​effects of the ​drought.
amelioration
noun [U] uk   us   /əˌmiː.li.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of ameliorate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ameliorate”
in Spanish Amejorar…
in Vietnamese cải thiện…
in Malaysian memperbaikkan…
in Thai ทำให้ดีขึ้น…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使变好,改善,改进…
in Turkish iyileştirmek, iyi duruma getirmek…
in Russian улучшать…
in Indonesian memperbaiki…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使變好,改善,改進…
in Polish poprawiać…
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