Ameliorate to Amide
(A*mel"io*rate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ameliorated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ameliorating.] [L. ad +
meliorare to make better: cf. F. améliorer. See Meliorate.] To make better; to improve; to meliorate.
In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition.
(A*mel"io*rate), v. i. To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.
(A*mel`io*ra"tion) n. [Cf. F. amélioration.] The act of ameliorating, or the state of being
ameliorated; making or becoming better; improvement; melioration. "Amelioration of human affairs." J. S.
(A*mel"io*ra*tive) a. Tending to ameliorate; producing amelioration or improvement; as,
ameliorative remedies, efforts.
(A*mel"io*ra`tor) n. One who ameliorates.
(A`men") interj., adv., & n. [L. amen, Gr. 'amh`n, Heb. amen certainly, truly.] An expression
used at the end of prayers, and meaning, So be it. At the end of a creed, it is a solemn asseveration of
belief. When it introduces a declaration, it is equivalent to truly, verily. It is used as a noun, to denote:
(a) concurrence in belief, or in a statement; assent; (b) the final word or act; (c) Christ as being one who
is true and faithful.
And let all the people say, Amen.
Ps. cvi. 48.
Amen, amen, I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. To say amen to, to approve warmly; to concur in heartily or emphatically; to ratify; as, I say Amen to all.
John ii. 3.
(A`men"), v. t. To say Amen to; to sanction fully.
(A*me`na*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being amenable; amenableness. Coleridge.
(A*me"na*ble) a. [F. amener to lead; (L. ad) = mener to lead, fr. L. minare to drive animals
in LL. to lead; L. minari, to threaten, minae threats. See Menace.]
1. (Old Law) Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband. [Obs.] Jacob.
2. Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to
Nor is man too diminutive . . . to be amenable to the divine government.
3. Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
4. Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.
Sterling . . . always was amenable enough to counsel.
(A*me"na*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being amenable; liability to answer charges; answerableness.
(A*me"na*bly), adv. In an amenable manner.
(Am"e*nage) v. t. [OF. amesnagier. See Manage.] To manage. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Am"e*nance) n. [OF. See Amenable.] Behavior; bearing. [Obs.] Spenser.