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Synonyms for better
ˈbɛt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. better(noun)

    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, punter(noun)

    someone who bets

    Synonyms:
    punter, wagerer, bettor

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

  3. better(noun)

    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. better(adj)

    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. better(adj)

    (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. better(adj)

    (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)(adj)

    (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. better(verb)

    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, break(verb)

    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, 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, meliorate(verb)

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

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

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

  11. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(adverb)

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"

    Synonyms:
    ameliorate, meliorate, break, improve, amend

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

  12. better(adverb)

    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, best(adverb)

    from a position of superiority or authority

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

    Synonyms:
    best

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

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. better(v)

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

    Antonyms:
    make worse

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. better(a.)

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

  2. better(a.)

    Synonyms:
    more useful, more valuable

  3. better(a.)

    Synonyms:
    preferable, more desirable, more acceptable

  4. better(a.)

    Synonyms:
    more fit, more appropriate, more suitable

  5. better(a.)

    Synonyms:
    improved in health, less ill

  6. better(a.)

    Synonyms:
    more familiar, more intimate

  7. better(n.)

    Synonyms:
    superiority, advantage

  8. better(n.)

    Synonyms:
    improvement, greater good

  9. better(n.)

    Synonyms:
    superior

  10. better(ad.)

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

  11. better(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    with greater advantage, more usefully or profitably

  12. better(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    more, in a higher degree

  13. better(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. better(n)

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

  2. better(v)

    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. R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn:

    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.

  2. Christy Diller:

    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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    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!

  4. Kurt Brunner:

    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.

  5. Jacqueline McGlade:

    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.


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