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ameliorate

verb advance, allay, better, change for the better, correct, corrigere, cultivate, develop, ease, enhance, forward, fructify, help, improve, make better, make progress, meliorate, mend, mitigate, palliate, promote, raise, rectify, reform, upgrade
Associated concepts: ameliorating facts and circumstances, ameliorating waste
See also: alter, amend, commute, cure, ease, emend, fix, help, meliorate, mitigate, modify, mollify, progress, rectify, reform, rehabilitate, relieve, remedy, renew, renovate, repair, restore, soothe, treat
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Program and policy efforts to ameliorate alcohol use and its negative consequences in higher education are increasingly reported on in academic journals.
For example, at a school-site, a resource-coordinating team can be responsible for (a) identifying and analyzing activity and resources with a view to improving efforts to prevent and ameliorate problems; (b) ensuring there are effective systems for prereferral interventions, referral, case management, and quality improvement; (c) guaranteeing effective procedures for program management and communication among school staff and with the home; and (d) exploring ways to redeploy and enhance resources such as clarifying which activities are nonproductive and suggesting better uses for the resources as well as reaching out to connect with additional resources in the school district and community.
In turn, Minister Hajj Hassan gave a word, in which he pointed to certain adopted decisions to organize the agricultural sector and ameliorate its various conditions.
Versace's Evening Ensemble bears witness to our global visual culture and our complex uncertainties in striving to remember, wanting to replace, and demanding to ameliorate.
This oral drug, when taken prophylactically, has the potential to ameliorate the effects of ARS-related damage including damage to progenitors of platelets and infection-fighting white blood cells in bone marrow resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality.
Now, researchers have demonstrated that one treatment can not only prevent infections if received in advance of exposure to the SARS virus but also ameliorate an infection already in progress.
Accordingly, we encourage the government to accelerate the elimination of this tax to ameliorate its negative effect on the economy.
Among the problems FERC seeks to ameliorate through its SMD are: the balkanized American transmission grid that limits access to cheaper power in many areas, pricing that doesn't reflect the true value of generating assets, and the lack of demand responsiveness at the retail customer level.
Architects can do little to ameliorate the condition of the poor.
A significant percentage of these patients may benefit from additional therapies to ameliorate the symptoms of their disease.
Infusions of manufactured alpha-L-iduronidase can ameliorate some symptoms but probably don't penetrate the blood-brain barrier and therefore don't prevent brain damage, says study coauthor Joanne Kurtzberg, a pediatric oncologist at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.
To a great degree, the Southland has two things going for it: One is the industry base spread, which has helped ameliorate the recession, and it is also one of the biggest constrained-building environments,'' he said.