- I(Roget's IV) n.Syn. improvement, prosperity, upgrading, progress; see improvement 1 , 2 .II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.improvement, enrichment, advancement, promotion, upgrading.III(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of making better or the condition of being made better: amelioration, amendment, improvement, melioration, upgrade. See BETTER. 2. Steady improvement, as of an individual or a society: amelioration, development, improvement, melioration, progress. See BETTER.
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