Definition of ameliorate:
perfect, repair, enrich, sugar, mend, reform, break, improve, emend, upgrade, advance, refine, cleanse, correct, take the sting out of something, kiss away, purify, help, remedy, calm, rectify, heal, remediate, amend, mitigate, make better, make amends, palliate, meliorate, better, soften the blow/impact/effect.
improve (part of speech: verb)
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I was especially anxious, as every young man must be, to see if I could not do something to help ameliorate the condition of working- men and to find a policy which would secure a better distribution of wealth and of the good things of the world.- "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
Certain it is that every increase of wealth, according to the definition of the economists, will be an increase of the funds for the maintenance of labour, and consequently will always tend to ameliorate the condition of the labouring poor, though an increase of wealth, according to Dr Adam Smith's definition, will by no means invariably have the same tendency.- "An Essay on the Principle of Population", Thomas Malthus.
When emancipated and transformed into small farmers, these laborious men will increase and ameliorate the culture of the land; and they will produce by far more when the white shams and drones shall be taken out of their way.- "Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862", Adam Gurowski.