better, clean house, scavenge, improve, houseclean, make clean, ameliorate, mend, mitigate, absolve, religion, pick, emend, bathe, rectify, make better, clarify, correct, reform, strip, excuse, restore, lustrate, repair, advance, meliorate, amend
clean (part of speech: verb)
purify (part of speech: verb)
- " When you teach a man to bathe," says John Leitch in his book on " Industrial Democracy," " you do more than merely teach him to cleanse his body. - "The Book of Business Etiquette", Nella Henney.
- More costly is the offering that shall cleanse your sin, more precious the crimson dew that shall send new life into this holy tree of blood. - "The Blue Flower, and Others", Henry van Dyke.
- We are fighting to cleanse the world of ancient evils, ancient ills. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.