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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. Yannick Naud:

    I think we are bound to get to negative (transaction) yields eventually on these companies, investors are having to choose between a bank deposit rate that is negative and a company rate that is slightly less negative. The company may be the better credit risk, particularly if it is AAA-rated.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    I ’m not sure we’re gon na like what we see and if this is going to be the great cultural export that stands for American liberty, i wish we had done a bit better, but nonetheless I will agree Christmas Day is Christmas Day, so let’s celebrate a victory for free speech.

  3. Dean Koontz:

    Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We must go forward as a nation with that same unity of purpose, as long as we stay true to our course, as long as we remember our great history, as long as we never, ever stop fighting for a better future, then there will be nothing that America can not do.

  5. Art Caplan:

    We need to know if we can trust the vaccine, so the more transparency the better.

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    • A. disenchanted
    • B. fascinated
    • C. transfixed
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