me·lio·rate /ˈmiljəˌret, ˈmiliə-/
Mel·io·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meliorated p. pr. & vb. n. Meliorating.] To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable.
Nature by art we nobly meliorate. --Denham.
The pure and benign light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind. --Washington.
Mel·io·rate, v. i. To grow better.
v 1: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his
changes" [syn: better, improve, amend, ameliorate]
2: get better; "The weather improved toward evening" [syn: better,
improve, ameliorate] [ant: worsen]