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mel·io·rate

meliorate

 
pronunciation:
mil y reIt [or] mi li reIt
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: meliorates, meliorating, meliorated
definition: to make or become better; improve; ameliorate.
similar words:
ameliorate, improve
derivations: meliorable (adj.), meliorative (adj.), meliorator (n.)