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Roget-categorie 658

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.2. Subservience to ends

#658. Improvement

zelfstandig naamwoord

improvementamelioration, meliorationbettermentmend, amendment, emendationmending etc. v. — advancementadvance etc. (progress) 282ascent etc. 305promotion, prefermentelevation etc. 307increase etc. 35cultivation, civilizationculture, march of intellectmenticulturerace-culture, eugenics.
reform, reformationrevision, radical reformsecond thoughts, correction, limoe labor [Lat.], refinement, elaborationpurification etc. 652oxidationrepair etc. (restoration) 660recovery etc. 660.
revise, new edition.
reformer, radical.

werkwoord

improvebe better, become better, get bettermend, amend.
advance etc. (progress) 282ascend etc. 305increase etc. 35fructify, ripen, maturepick up, come about, rally, take a favorable turn turn over a new leaf, turn the cornerraise one's head, sow one's wild oatsrecover etc. 660.
be better etc. adj., be improved byturn to right account, turn to good account, turn to best accountprofit by, reap the benefit ofmake good use of, make capital out ofplace to good account.
render better, improve, mend, amend, betterameliorate, melioratecorrectdecrassify.
improve upon, refine uponrectifyenrich, mellow, elaborate, fatten.
promote, cultivate, advance, forward, enhancebring forward, bring onfoster etc. 707invigorate etc. (strengthen) 159.
touch up, rub up, brush up, furbish up, bolster up, vamp up, brighten up, warm uppolish, cook, make the most of, set off to advantageprunerepair etc. (restore) 660put in order etc. (arrange) 60.
review, revisemake corrections, make improvements etc. n. — doctor etc. (remedy) 662purify, etc. 652.
relieve, refresh, infuse new blood into, recruit.
reform, remodel, reorganizenew model.
view in a new light, think better of, appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober.
palliate, mitigate lessen an evil etc. 36.

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

improving etc. v. — progressive, improved etc. v. — better, better off, better forall the better forbetter advised.
reformatory, emendatoryreparatory etc. (restorative) 660remedial etc. 662.
corrigible, improvableaccultural.

bijwoord

on consideration, on reconsideration, on second thoughts, on better advicead melius inquirendum [Lat.].

uitdrukking

urbent latericiam invenit marmoream reliquit [Lat.].



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