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ameliorate

[uh-meel-yuh-reyt, uh-mee-lee-uh-] [əˈmilyəˌreɪt, əˈmiliə-]
verb
  • to make or become better; improve
  • "The girl touched him on the shoulder, and this ameliorated his condition a little, but the strange weakness would not leave him."