Definition of amelioration in English:



mass nounformal
  • The act of making something better; improvement.

    ‘progress brings with it the amelioration of the human condition’
    • ‘This amelioration is for the most part subjective rather than objective - the individual feels better about him- or herself.’
    • ‘For real amelioration in education is completely contingent upon complementary improvement in the wider societal context.’
    • ‘It would also provide a sound basis for targeting scarce resources and developing strategies for remediation and amelioration.’
    • ‘The increasingly powerful industrial working class sought the amelioration of its social and economic conditions.’
    • ‘Its thrust is towards amelioration of the poor and a lot of distance has been covered.’
    advance, development, upgrade, change for the better, refinement, enhancement, furtherance, advancement, forwarding
    improvement, change for the better, betterment, enhancement, help, benefit, boost, raising, amendment, refinement, reform
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