Better

All possible synonyms of the word Better as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Better

Definition

  • more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour"

Synonyms

  • better

Similar to

  • major: greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"

Better(p), best(p)

Definition

  • (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"

Synonyms

  • better(p)
  • best(p)

Similar to

  • advisable: worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise; "such action is neither necessary nor advisable"; "extreme caution is advisable"; "it is advisable to telephone first"

Usage domains

  • comparative, comparative degree: the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"

Better

Definition

  • (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now"; "I feel better"

Synonyms

  • better

Usage domains

  • comparative, comparative degree: the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"

Similar to

  • fitter, healthier: improved in health or physical condition

Better

Definition

  • (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

Usage domains

  • comparative, comparative degree: the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"

Similar to

  • amended: modified for the better; "his amended ways"
  • finer: (comparative of `fine') greater in quality or excellence; "a finer wine"; "a finer musician"
  • improved: become or made better in quality; "was proud of his improved grades"; "an improved viewfinder"

Better, best

Definition

  • from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."

Synonyms

  • better
  • best

Better

Definition

  • 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

  • better

Better

Definition

  • the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"

Synonyms

  • better

Hypernyms

  • good, goodness: that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

Better

Definition

  • a superior person having claim to precedence; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"

Synonyms

  • better

Hypernyms

  • superior, higher-up, superordinate: one of greater rank or station or quality

Bettor, better, wagerer, punter

Definition

  • someone who bets

Synonyms

  • bettor
  • better
  • wagerer
  • punter

Hypernyms

  • gambler: a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events

Hyponyms

  • taker: one who takes a bet or wager
  • caller: the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands

Better

Definition

  • something superior in quality or condition or effect; "a change for the better"

Synonyms

  • better

Hypernyms

  • good, goodness: that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

Better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate

Definition

  • get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

Synonyms

  • better
  • improve
  • ameliorate
  • meliorate

Verb groups

  • better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Hypernyms

  • change state, turn: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Hyponyms

  • recuperate, recover, convalesce: get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
  • heal: get healthy again; "The wound is healing slowly"
  • reform, straighten out, see the light: change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
  • surge: see one's performance improve; "He levelled the score and then surged ahead"
  • turn around, pick up: improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up"
  • get well, get over, bounce back: improve in health; "He got well fast"
  • mend, heal: heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending"
  • fructify: become productive or fruitful; "The seeds fructified"
  • upgrade: get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"

Better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

Definition

  • to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Synonyms

  • better
  • improve
  • amend
  • ameliorate
  • meliorate

Cause

  • better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate: get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

Hypernyms

  • change, alter, modify: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Hyponyms

  • relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage: provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
  • help, aid: improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
  • regenerate, revitalize: restore strength; "This food revitalized the patient"
  • enrich: make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods"
  • build up, develop: change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
  • turn around: improve dramatically; "The new strategy turned around sales"; "The tutor turned around my son's performance in math"
  • help: improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
  • upgrade: to improve what was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"
  • condition: put into a better state; "he conditions old cars"
  • emend: make improvements or corrections to; "the text was emended in the second edition"
  • iron out, straighten out, put right: settle or put right; "we need to iron out our disagreements"
  • enhance: make better or more attractive; "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"
  • repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  • reform: make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system"
  • reform: improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country"
  • fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify: make more beautiful
  • build: improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
  • perfect, hone: make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
  • polish, refine, fine-tune, down: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
  • purify, sublimate, make pure, distill: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
  • fructify: make productive or fruitful; "The earth that he fructified"
  • raise, lift: invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
  • advance: develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
  • upgrade: give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
  • educate: give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better"

Verb groups

  • better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate: get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

Better, break

Definition

  • surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"

Synonyms

  • better
  • break

Hypernyms

  • surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform: be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

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