can ameliorate mean mitigate?

Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 04:44 pm
If I only have a bicycle to take me to work, my situation could be ameliorated if someone gave me a car. If I have a car but it won't start, the situation could be mitigated if someone gave me a bicycle. That's how I might well use those words.

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Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 06:25 pm
I think perennialoner is the smartest on here.
Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 07:10 pm
are they alike enough to be synonyms?
Most assuredly Peren
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Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 10:25 pm
If only that were true. Dale, i think you're right. I dont have as good a grasp on the English language as you and others, as im sure is clear. what might seem obvious to you is not to me. Thank you for your assistance.
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