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Synonyms for better

to a greater degree

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  • to a greater degree
  • more completely
  • more thoroughly

in a more excellent manner

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  • in a more excellent manner
  • more effectively
  • more attractively
  • more advantageously
  • more competently
  • in a superior way

Antonyms

superior

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get the better of someone

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Synonyms for better

of greater excellence than another

much more than half

to a greater extent

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one who stands above another in rank

a dominating position, as in a conflict

to advance to a more desirable state

Synonyms for better

something superior in quality or condition or effect

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someone who bets

a superior person having claim to precedence

the superior one of two alternatives

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surpass in excellence

(comparative of 'good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability

(comparative of 'good') changed for the better in health or fitness

(comparative and superlative of 'well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

more than half

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from a position of superiority or authority

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Ah, but you ain't nobody, you 're Polly, and you could n't better that if you tried ever so hard.
Don't be silly, but get up, and I'll tell you something much better to do than sprawling on the floor and getting all over lint.
Get some nice book and read quietly; cheer him up about school, and offer to help him study by and by; you can do that better than I, because I'm only a girl, and don't learn Greek and Latin and all sorts of headachy stuff.
Yes, but you can do heaps of things better than we can; you've proved that," said Archie, with an approving look that delighted Rose, though she could not resist giving Charlie one more rebuke, by saying, with a little bridling of the head, and a curl of the lip that wanted to smile instead
But that we shall be better and braver and less helpless if we think that we ought to enquire, than we should have been if we indulged in the idle fancy that there was no knowing and no use in seeking to know what we do not know;--that is a theme upon which I am ready to fight, in word and deed, to the utmost of my power.
SOCRATES: And if virtue could have been taught, would his father Themistocles have sought to train him in these minor accomplishments, and allowed him who, as you must remember, was his own son, to be no better than his neighbours in those qualities in which he himself excelled?
SOCRATES: And did not he train his son Lysimachus better than any other Athenian in all that could be done for him by the help of masters?
Then in what sort of partnership is the just man a better partner than the harp-player, as in playing the harp the harp-player is certainly a better partner than the just man?
Yes, Polemarchus, but surely not in the use of money; for you do not want a just man to be your counsellor the purchase or sale of a horse; a man who is knowing about horses would be better for that, would he not?
Very true, he said: and I think that we had better correct an error into which we seem to have fallen in the use of the words `friend' and `enemy.
But they that had me would not part with me; and as for me, though I should have been very well treated with any of the others, yet I could not be better than where I was.
Here I continued till I was between seventeen and eighteen years old, and here I had all the advantages for my education that could be imagined; the lady had masters home to the house to teach her daughters to dance, and to speak French, and to write, and other to teach them music; and I was always with them, I learned as fast as they; and though the masters were not appointed to teach me, yet I learned by imitation and inquiry all that they learned by instruction and direction; so that, in short, I learned to dance and speak French as well as any of them, and to sing much better, for I had a better voice than any of them.
First, I was apparently handsomer than any of them; secondly, I was better shaped; and, thirdly, I sang better, by which I mean I had a better voice; in all which you will, I hope, allow me to say, I do not speak my own conceit of myself, but the opinion of all that knew the family.
Now think better of what we have just been speaking of; and don't be rash, there's a good fellow
His mother's house is not far off; I had better see if she can tell me who he is.
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