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better

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to a greater or higher extent
  • He knows property law better than anyone else.
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better

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1 one who is above another in rank, station, or office
  • Be polite to your betters and to those below you in equal measure.
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better

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1 to be greater, better, or stronger than
  • This year's profits should better last year's by a wide margin.
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go one better, run circles around (or run rings around)

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2 to make better
  • They are trying to better the lives of working people.
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improve, better, help, ameliorate mean to make more acceptable or to bring nearer a standard. improve and better are general and interchangeable and apply to what can be made better whether it is good or bad.
    • measures to further improve the quality of medical care
    • immigrants hoping to better their lot
help implies a bettering that still leaves room for improvement.
    • a coat of paint would help that house
ameliorate implies making more tolerable or acceptable conditions that are hard to endure.
    • tried to ameliorate the lives of people in the tenements


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