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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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lJason Weaver loses his claim when Finjan (Martyn Wane) gets the better of Slades Hill (David Barron/
lJames Bethell has his first winner since his move to Middleham when Precentor (Alan Munro) gets the better of Cronk's Courage (Eric Alston/Michael Hills) in the sprint handicap at Beverley.
Peter Scudamore) gets the better of Party Politics in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury, as Garrison Savannah (Jenny/Mark Pitman) runs abysmally and is pulled up.
Undoubtedly the best of them is the victory of Sikeston (Clive Brittain/ Michael Roberts) in the Group 1 mile race at San Siro, where he gets the better of Misil (Vittorio Caruso/ Gianfranco
lThere is a double for Bill Wightman on the Rowley Mile as Metair (Taffy Thomas) takes the nursery from First Swallow (John Hill/Kevin Lewis, 3lb claim), and Rheola (Lester Piggott) gets the better of Chartered Lady (Duncan Keith/Greville Starkey) in the juvenile fillies' maiden.
lVincent O'Brien wins the Irish St Leger for the fifth time when Meneval (Lester Piggott) gets the better of General Ironside.
lMick Wood ends a losing run which goes back to May when Kentucky Rain, trained by Jimmy FitzGerald, gets the better of Between Two Fires in the seller.
Be Easy gets the better of Yes Love (Ben Hanbury/Lester Piggott) in the two-year-old maiden, and Mintage makes all against The Sign Centre (John Sutcliffe/Brain Rouse) in the juvenile event.
Alex Scott gains the most important win of his training career so far when Possessive Dancer (Steve Cauthen) gets the better of runaway Epsom winner Jet Ski Lady (Jim Bolger/ Christy Roche) in the Irish Oaks at The Curragh.
lShaun Salmon has his first winner since finishing his apprenticeship as Krugerrand (Dick Peacock) just gets the better of Sousa (Michael Stoute/Edward Hide) in the nine-furlong race at Newcastle.
lAlthough Geoff Lewis is delighted to win the two-year-old maiden at Bath when Sure To Win (Kevin Darley) gets the better of Askelon (John Dunlop/Willie Carson), he argues that there are too few juvenile races at this stage of the season.
lMartin Pipe becomes the first NH trainer to pass the pounds 1 million mark in a season when Colour Scheme (Martin Foster) gets the better of Sweet `n' Low (Mark Tompkins/Steve Smith Eccles) in the selling hurdle at Southwell.
New trainer John Nelson, who has taken over from his father Peter, strikes for the first time as Creetown (Joe Mercer) gets the better of First Bend (Ron Mason/Willie Higgens), in the seven-furlong handicap at Wolverhampton.