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Synonyms for Better
ˈbɛt ərbet·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. better

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. betterverb

    Synonyms:
    meliorate, improve, amend, emend, ameliorate, rectify, reform

    Antonyms:
    make worse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. betternoun

    something superior in quality or condition or effect

    "a change for the better"

    Synonyms:
    punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    inadvisable, minor, worse, unadvisable, worsened, exasperate, worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, decline

  2. bettor, better, wagerer, punternoun

    someone who bets

    Synonyms:
    better, punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    worsened, minor, unadvisable, worse, inadvisable, exacerbate, decline, exasperate, aggravate, worsen

  3. betternoun

    a superior person having claim to precedence

    "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"

    Synonyms:
    punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    worse, minor, unadvisable, worsened, inadvisable, aggravate, worsen, exacerbate, exasperate, decline

  4. betteradjective

    the superior one of two alternatives

    "chose the better of the two"

    Synonyms:
    punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    worse, inadvisable, worsened, unadvisable, minor, worsen, exasperate, aggravate, decline, exacerbate

  5. betteradjective

    (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another

    "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"; "a better coat"; "a better type of car"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history"

    Synonyms:
    better(p), best(p)

    Antonyms:
    worsened, inadvisable, worse, unadvisable, minor, exasperate, aggravate, worsen, exacerbate, decline

  6. betteradjective

    (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness

    "her health is better now"; "I feel better"

    Synonyms:
    better(p), best(p)

    Antonyms:
    worsened, worse, minor, unadvisable, inadvisable, exacerbate, worsen, aggravate, decline, exasperate

  7. better(p), best(p)adjective

    (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

    "it would be better to speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to respond"

    Antonyms:
    worse, worsened, inadvisable, minor, unadvisable, worsen, aggravate, decline, exasperate, exacerbate

  8. betterverb

    more than half

    "argued for the better part of an hour"

    Synonyms:
    better(p), best(p)

    Antonyms:
    worsened, unadvisable, worse, minor, inadvisable, worsen, exacerbate, aggravate, exasperate, decline

  9. better, breakverb

    surpass in excellence

    "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"

    Synonyms:
    demote, kick downstairs, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, bring out, interrupt, offend, reveal, die, disclose, burst, split up, pause, fail, smash, crack, wear out, weaken, get around, go bad, break up, amend, expose, transgress, break away, split, unwrap, come apart, bankrupt, improve, ruin, dampen, give away, get out, break off, separate, fall apart, break out, fall in, give out, go, founder, break in, bust, break dance, stop, intermit, ameliorate, divulge, breach, check, snap off, damp, soften, violate, erupt, give, fracture, develop, break down, discontinue, give way, conk out, better, part, relegate, meliorate, break, bump, infract, go against, recrudesce, discover, wear, let out

    Antonyms:
    worse, unadvisable, minor, worsened, inadvisable, decline, exasperate, worsen, aggravate, exacerbate

  10. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

    Synonyms:
    better, improve, repair, remedy, amend, meliorate, remediate, break, ameliorate, rectify

    Antonyms:
    worse, inadvisable, minor, worsened, unadvisable, worsen, exacerbate, decline, exasperate, aggravate

  11. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateadverb

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"

    Synonyms:
    better, ameliorate, meliorate, break, improve, amend

    Antonyms:
    worse, unadvisable, minor, worsened, inadvisable, worsen, exasperate, decline, aggravate, exacerbate

  12. betteradverb

    comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.

    "She had never sung better"; "a deed better left undone"; "better suited to the job"

    Synonyms:
    best

    Antonyms:
    worse, minor, inadvisable, worsened, unadvisable, worsen, exasperate, aggravate, decline, exacerbate

  13. better, bestadverb

    from a position of superiority or authority

    "father knows best"; "I know better."

    Synonyms:
    better, best

    Antonyms:
    unadvisable, inadvisable, worsened, worse, minor, aggravate, decline, worsen, exasperate, exacerbate

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Editors Contribution

  1. in a higher degree, improved, higher quality

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 1, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    more good, more excellent, good in a higher degree

  2. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    more useful, more valuable

  3. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    preferable, more desirable, more acceptable

  4. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    more fit, more appropriate, more suitable

  5. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    improved in health, less ill

  6. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    more familiar, more intimate

  7. betternoun

    Synonyms:
    superiority, advantage

  8. betternoun

    Synonyms:
    improvement, greater good

  9. betternoun

    Synonyms:
    superior

  10. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    in a superior manner, in a more excellent way, more fully, more completely

  11. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    with greater advantage, more usefully or profitably

  12. betteradjective

    Synonyms:
    more, in a higher degree

  13. betterverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, amend, emend, meliorate, ameliorate, reform, make or render better

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. betternoun

    Synonyms:
    upper hand, domination, advantage, control, superiority, improvement

  2. betterverb

    Synonyms:
    ameliorate, improve, emend, promote, reform, meliorate, amend

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BETTER

    Synonyms:
    Beta Radiation Trial to Eliminate Restenosis

  2. BETTER

    Synonyms:
    Beta Radiation Trial to Eliminate Restenosis

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How to use Better in a sentence?

  1. Billy Madison:

    Billy Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool Really.

  2. Stephanie Link:

    When Frank Barbera have that kind of growth in an economy that's challenging, imagine how they would do when things get better.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    It's one of the few regrets of my presidency? -- ?that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better, there's no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I'll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office.

  4. Donald Trump on Monday:

    People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love. Our country will soon be better and stronger than ever before.

  5. Birgy Lorenz:

    We saw what would happen if our precious systems that we really loved were down, we started to understand that fake news is really important and that people can be manipulated, and that we have to protect our systems better -- and that this is not only about the systems, but also about understanding the role people play in the systems.


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