ameliorate
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “meliorate.”
ameliorate(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make better)
a. mejorar
This cream will help to ameliorate your rash.Esta crema te ayudará a mejorar la erupción.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to get better)
a. mejorarse
My allergies began to ameliorate when I moved to the coast.Mis alergias comenzaron a mejorarse cuando me mudé a la costa.
b. mejorar
My cough ameliorated after drinking some tea with lemon and honey.Mi tos mejoró después de tomar un té con limón y miel.
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ameliorate [əˈmiːlɪəreɪt]
transitive verb
mejorar
intransitive verb
mejorar; mejorarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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