something superior in quality or condition or effect
"a change for the better"
bettor, better, wagerer, punter(noun)
someone who bets
a superior person having claim to precedence
"the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
the superior one of two alternatives
"chose the better of the two"
(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"
(comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
"her health is better now"; "I feel better"
(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"
more than half
"argued for the better part of an hour"
surpass in excellence
"She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
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, part, relegate, meliorate, break, bump, infract, go against, recrudesce, discover, wear, let out
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(adverb)
"The weather improved toward evening"
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"
from a position of superiority or authority
"father knows best"; "I know better."
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use better in a sentence?
It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them... At least he who reaches will get a good stretch, a good view, and perhaps even a low-hanging apple for his efforts.
I think it is great. I think older people that have a lot of pain should use the marijuana, you know. When nothing else helps, then use it, for me, nothing else helped me anymore, so I used the marijuana. It got a little better. It didn't get much better, but it got better. So I can at least get some steps already, and I can walk. I could not even walk before.
If you're reading this note my friend, I Congratulte you. The great news is that you're alive to enjoy this moment. Congrats! If this is not something that will make you smile, I can't think of anything better. Yesterday has become history, and tomorrow is only an illusion. Today, this very moment, is the only truth. It's the Gift from God (Deo Datus or Devadatta); the reason we call it 'Present'. Enjoy Present to the fullest, my friend! And never forget that it's the Present to you from God Almighty!
It's going to be better than what the consensus numbers were pointing to, our economy is doing okay. We're not growing at 5 percent but we have slow steady growth and I think that continues.
We put a lot of legislation in place to control point sources, and still, when you add it up, ambient conditions don't get better.
Translations for better
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- по-добре, подобрявамBulgarian
- millorarCatalan, Valencian
- mejorar, mejor, mejoresSpanish
- بهبودن, بهبودیPersian
- migliorare, meglioItalian
- טוב יותרHebrew
- bedre, forbedreNorwegian
- melhorar, melhorPortuguese
- îmbunătăți, mai bineRomanian
- bóljše, bóljeSlovene
- förbättra, bättreSwedish
- tốt hơnVietnamese
- gudikumo, gudükumönVolapük
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