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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

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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 I might be tempted; guardians are sometimes; so you'd better keep your eye on me, and in order to do that you must learn all about these affairs," answered Dr.
I think you had better, for if I have got to keep accounts I may as well begin in the right way.
But I don't think a knowledge of the classics is a pressing want to a country gentleman; as far as I can see, he'd much better have a knowledge of manures.
A man who has no feeling for the classics couldn't make a better apology for coming into the world than by increasing the quantity of food to maintain scholars--and rectors who appreciate scholars.
He didn't understand politics himself,--thought they were a natural gift,--but by what he could make out, this Duke of Wellington was no better than he should be.
He confirmed the doctors' interpretation of the law in general terms only; expressed his intention of waiting at the cottage in the hope that a change for the better might yet enable Mrs.
When the hour came round again, the mercy of God let her go to him in the better world.
I do not know any better qualifications for a friend and companion.
Norris is much better fitted than my mother for having the charge of you now.
You see he was quite willing when you gave him the chance; I am sure he is a fine-tempered creature, and I dare say has known better days.
But I must not detain you now; I thank you for trying my plan with your good horse, and I am sure you will find it far better than the whip.
He said it was the best fun he ever had in his life, and the most intellectural; and said if he only could see his way to it we would keep it up all the rest of our lives and leave Jim to our children to get out; for he believed Jim would come to like it better and better the more he got used to it.
Then we went to the nigger cabins, and while I got Nat's notice off, Tom shoved a piece of candlestick into the middle of a corn-pone that was in Jim's pan, and we went along with Nat to see how it would work, and it just worked noble; when Jim bit into it it most mashed all his teeth out; and there warn't ever any- thing could a worked better.
I will tell you another thing that would be better, and that is, if I myself believed in anything of what I have just written.
There is something more impressive in it; I shall be better able to criticise myself and improve my style.
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