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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something superior in quality or condition or effect
"a change for the better"
bettor, better, wagerer, punternoun
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"
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better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateadverb
"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."
in a higher degree, improved, higher qualitySubmitted by Soulwriter on June 1, 2021
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How to use better in a sentence?
Huge, the longer we can keep the zero up there the better it is, and the better chance we have to win.
Apple has become the king of the' good, better, best' portfolio with a phone at every relevant price point, particularly given it typically keeps older models in its line-up for those that don't want to pay four figures for the latest and greatest new devices, add trade-in into the mix and it makes it possible to get customers signed up for a more expensive phone than they likely planned to purchase.
These guys brought tennis to a complete new level, they also brought me probably to a much better level. Of course, it would be or it was easier for sure in a different era to win big titles. That's 100%.
They are notorious for using videos and images purportedly showing the adverse effects of vaccines, such as autism in children and seizures in other vaccine recipients, the more emotive and graphic the videos and images — irrespective of whether it's actually linked at all to vaccines or not — the better.
We hate to see this supply go to waste, especially when there are areas of the world where this is needed, but now I think we'll be able to better utilize the supply that's already been distributed here in the U.S.
Translations for better
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- по-добре, подобрявамBulgarian
- millorarCatalan, Valencian
- mejor, mejorar, mejoresSpanish
- بهبودی, بهبودنPersian
- migliorare, meglioItalian
- טוב יותרHebrew
- 더 나은Korean
- bedre, forbedreNorwegian
- melhor, melhorarPortuguese
- îmbunătăți, mai bineRomanian
- bólje, bóljšeSlovene
- bättre, förbättraSwedish
- tốt hơnVietnamese
- gudikumo, gudükumönVolapük
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