Definition of one's betterssomewhat old-fashioned
- His parents always told him to respect his betters.
: comparative of good
: greater than half
: improved in health or mental attitude
: to make better (see 1better): such as
: to make more tolerable or acceptable
: to make more complete or perfect
: comparative of well
: in a more excellent manner
: to greater advantage : preferably
: had better (see 3better 1b)
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