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  Definition of better
  1. the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"
  2. one having claim to precedence; a superior; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
  3. someone who bets
  4. get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
  5. to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
  6. surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
  7. (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"
  8. (comparative of `good'') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now"; "I feel better"
  9. more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour"
  10. 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"
  11. from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."
Similar Words: bettor, wagerer, punter, improve, ameliorate, meliorate, amend, break, best

 

Hyponyms: taker, caller, recuperate, recover, convalesce, heal, reform, straighten out, see the light, surge, turn around, pick up, get well, get over, bounce back, mend, fructify, upgrade, relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage, help, aid, regenerate, revitalize, enrich, build up, develop, condition, emend, iron out, put right, enhance, repair, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on, beautify, embellish, prettify, build, perfect, hone, polish, refine, fine-tune, down, purify, sublimate, make pure, distill, raise, lift, advance, educate

 

Grouped Verbs: improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

 

Derivational Morphology: break, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate, bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt, bet, wager, play, improvement, melioration, amelioration, betterment, advance, humanitarian, do-gooder, improver, addition, add-on

 

Language Translations:
Breton: gwell   Chinese: 比较好的  
Danish: bedre   Dutch: beter  
Finnish: parempi   French: meilleur  
German: besser   Greek: καλύτερος  
Hungarian: jobb   Ido: plu bona  
Interlingua: melior   Irish: fearr  
Italian: meglio   Japanese: もっと  
Korean: 더 좋은   Latin: melior  
Norwegian: bedre   Persian: بهتر  
Polish: lepszy   Portuguese: melhor  
Romanian: mai bun   Russian: лучше  
Slovene: boljši   Spanish: mejor  
Swedish: bättre   Turkish: daha  
Vietnamese: tốt hơn  
 
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