ameliorate

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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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It is for this reason that the criminal law has been in all ages more severe than it would have been if the impulse to ameliorate the criminal had been what really inspired it.
I felt the greatest eagerness to hear the promised narrative, partly from curiosity and partly from a strong desire to ameliorate his fate if it were in my power.
I sought to improve her manners and ameliorate her general tone; she (supported in this likewise by her relations) resented my endeavours.
Until Congress enacts legislation to deal with the "elephantine mass" of asbestos claims, or at least ameliorates the more egregious litigation abuses, insurers, policyholders and claimants will continue to battle these issues in court.
In addition, the AMT is counterproductive: It exacts its heaviest toll during recessions and thus aggravates, rather than ameliorates, the harsh effects of a business downturn.
Kem, a chemist at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and his colleagues have synthesized from a neurotoxin found in marine worms a compound that ameliorates some symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.