better oneself

Definition of better oneself

:to do things (such as improving education) that will make one a better or more successful person
  • She was born poor but she has worked hard to better herself.

Word by Word Definitions

better play
  1. : comparative of good

  2. : greater than half

  3. : improved in health or mental attitude

  1. : to make better (see 1better): such as

  2. : to make more tolerable or acceptable

  3. : to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative of well

  2. : in a more excellent manner

  3. : to greater advantage : preferably

  1. : something better (see 1better)

  2. : a superior especially in merit or rank

  3. : advantage, victory

  1. : had better (see 3better 1b)

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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