ameliorate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ameliorate” in the English Dictionary

"ameliorate" in British English

See all translations

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.
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…
What is the pronunciation of ameliorate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“ameliorate” in British English

Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More