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Definition of "meliorate" [mel•io•rate]

  • To make better; improve. (verb-transitive)
  • To grow better. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meliorate" in a sentence
  • "But surely no one expects readers to be converted to Nazism or sadomasochism through Aue's account of himself, either, so one must conclude that Franklin's and Bukiet's dislike of an "unremitting immersion in Aue's worldview" has been converted into a general critical requirement that bad people as depicted in fiction must be "counteracted" by a "philosophical or artistic" effort to meliorate their evil."
  • "Curiously, with options meliorate duty ornamental alikeness serenity and calm."
  • "So there are some meliorate locate a fleur de lys?"