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Synonyms for better

to a greater degree


  • to a greater degree
  • more completely
  • more thoroughly

in a more excellent manner


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




get the better of someone


Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for better

of greater excellence than another

much more than half

to a greater extent


one who stands above another in rank

a dominating position, as in a conflict

to advance to a more desirable state

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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