|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section II. Prospective Volition|
| 2. Degree of Subservience|
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|NOUN:||IMPROVEMENT, amelioration, melioration, betterment; mend, amendment, emendation; mending &c. v.; advancement; advance (progress) [See Progression]; ascent [See Ascent]; promotion, preferment; elevation [See Elevation]; increase [See Increase].|
CULTIVATION, culture, march of intellect, menticulture; race-culture, acculturation, civilization; culture zone; eugenics.
REFORM, reformation; revision, radical reform; second thoughts, correction, lim labor [L.], refinement, elaboration; purification [See Cleanness]; repair (res toration) [See Restoration]; recovery [See Restoration].
REVISE, revised edition, new edition, new issue.
REFORMER, reformist, progressive, radical.
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|VERB:||IMPROVE; be -, become -, get- better; mend, amend.|
advance (progress) [See Progression]; ascend [See Ascent]; increase [See Increase]; fructify, ripen, mature; pick up, come about, rally, take a favorable turn; turn over a new leaf, turn the corner; raise ones head, have sown ones wild oats; recover [See Restoration].
PROFIT BY; be better &c. adj., be improved by; turn to -right, - good, - best- account; reap the benefit of; make good use of, make capital out of; place to good account.
RENDER BETTER, improve, mend, amend, better; ameliorate, meliorate, relieve; correct; repair (restore) [See Restoration]; doctor (remedy) [See Remedy]; purify [See Cleanness]; decrassify.
improve -, refine- upon; rectify; enrich, mellow, elaborate, fatten.
REFRESH, revive; put -, infuse- new blood into; invigorate (strengthen) [See Strength]; reinvigorate, recruit, renew, make over, revivify, freshen.
PROMOTE, cultivate, advance, forward, enhance; bring forward, bring on; foster [See Aid].
TOUCH UP, rub up, brush up, furbish up, bolster up, vamp up, brighten up, warm up; polish, cook, make the most of, set off to advantage; prune; put in order (arrange) [See Arrangement].
REVISE, edit, redact, digest, review, make corrections, make improvements &c. n.
REFORM, remodel, reorganize; build -afresh, - anew; reclaim, civilize; lift, uplift, inspire; new-model.
view in a new light, think better of, appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober.
PALLIATE, mitigate; lessen [See Nonincrease, Decrease] an evil.
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|ADJECTIVE:||BETTER, - off, - for; all the better for; better advised; improving &c. v.; progressive, improved &c. v.|
REFORMATORY, emendatory; reparatory (restorative) [See Restoration]; remedial [See Remedy].
CORRIGIBLE, improvable, curable; accultural.
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|ADVERB:||ON CONSIDERATION, on reconsideration, on second thoughts, on better advice; on the mend, on the upgrade; ad melius inquirendum [L.].|
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- Urbem latericiam invenit marmoream reliquit.
- To look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand.Hale