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better

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of better

  1. to a greater or higher extent <he knows property law better than anyone else> Synonyms more




better

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of better

  1. 1 one who is above another in rank, station, or office <be polite to your betters and to your inferiors in equal measure> Synonyms superior, elder, seniorRelated Words boss, chief, head, leader, masterNear Antonyms assistant, deputyAntonyms inferior, subordinate, underling

  2. 2 the more favorable condition or position in a competition <she got the better of her opponents very early in the race> Synonyms advantage, bulge, catbird seat, drop, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handRelated Words allowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfallNear Antonyms detriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setbackAntonyms disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike




better

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of better

  1. 1 to be greater, better, or stronger than <this year's profits should better last year's by a wide margin> Synonyms beat, surpass, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), transcendRelated Words one-up, outpace, outrace, outrun, overpass; best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, outcompete, outperform, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst; outbalance, outweigh, overbear, overshadow, trumpNear Antonyms lose (to)

  2. 2 to make better <social workers and reformers trying to better the lives of inner-city residents> Synonyms ameliorate, amend, improve, enhance, enrich, help, meliorate, perfect, refine, upgradeRelated Words correct, emend, rectify, reform, remediate, remedy; edit, fine-tune, redraft, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, revamp, revise, rework; beef (up), boost, fortify, intensify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; fine, hone, polish; retouch, touch upNear Antonyms damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate; blemish, blight, deface, disfigure, flaw, mar; diminish, lessen, lower, reduceAntonyms worsen





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