Definition of meliorate in English:
Another term for ameliorate.
- This protection may take proactive forms, and may entail substantial efforts to manage future risk by meliorating the effects of authoritarianism elsewhere in the world.
- This influence on me, of course, was meliorated by my father's vigorous activities as founder of one of the first Boy Scout troops in America, down in the slums of Philadelphia, among the children of European immigrants.
- Obviously topical, the dialogue yields at times to the temptations of speechifying, but it is a pitfall meliorated by strong acting and direction.
mid 16th century: from late Latin meliorat- 'improved' from the verb meliorare, based on melior 'better'.
- Example sentences
- The two countries will co-operate and exchange expertise in vine-growing and wine-making, rose oil production, fruit and vegetable processing, freshwater fishery, and hydro melioration.
- That sense of melioration, strong in many Americans, that things can be accomplished for the good of others, is ultimately repulsive to Thayler's distinct moral sensibility.
- In these essays, the globalized economy appears principally as a means of melioration for the gutsy women who exploit its singular opportunities.
Words that rhyme with meliorateameliorate
Definition of meliorate in:
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