Verb meaning "redeemed", but without implying a previous corruption

Boring meta question: my question got put "on hold", but I don't see what's wrong with it. Thesaurus and Lexipedia don't have anything, so it's not a case of "didn't do basic research". Where's my error?

I'm totally willing to fix it, but I don't know how.

  • What was wrong was looking for an antonym of a word like that. The way the question is phrased now is much better! :) Feb 23, 2015 at 3:19

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You have a good start. You should cite your sources and possibly change the title from 'antonym of corrupt' to your specific question 'going from good to better', although I think paralleling corrupt with what you are looking for is useful. Antonym questions are treated poorly around here. Also, adding an example sentence or two with a blank will help establish the context for the word you are seeking. The headline example you give is good, but make that more obvious.

The tag wiki for single word requests should help you out here. I think you've almost got it.

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    Thanks. I've re-worked it. Hopefully it's better (though wordier.) Feb 19, 2015 at 15:59
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    @Sean It's a site about language and usage. Wordy is often better here.
    – Kit Z. Fox Mod
    Feb 19, 2015 at 16:02

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