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a change for the better

Definition of a change for the better

  1. :  an improvement in situation or state of affairs over what was <We're seeing a change for the better in the economy.>



Word by Word Definitions

changeplay
  1. :  to make different in some particular :  alter

    :  to make radically different :  transform

    :  to give a different position, course, or direction to

  1. :  the act, process, or result of changing: as

    :  alteration

    :  transformation

betterplay
  1. : comparative of good

    :  greater than half

    :  improved in health or mental attitude

  1. :  to make better: as

    :  to make more tolerable or acceptable

    :  to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative of well

    :  in a more excellent manner

    :  to greater advantage :  preferably

  1. :  something better

    :  a superior especially in merit or rank

    :  advantage, victory

  1. :  had better


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