1. to make better; “The editor improved the manuscript with his changes”
  2. get better; “The weather improved toward evening”
  1. Formal make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better the reform did much to ameliorate living standards



  1. any move that ameliorates the situation is welcome

Similar Words: improve make better better make improvements to enhance help benefit boost raise amend refine reform relieve ease mitigate retrieve rectify correct right put right set right put to rights sort out clear up deal with remedy repair fix cure heal mend make good resolve settle redress square tweak patch up

Opposites: worsen leave alone