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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 your inferiors in equal measure
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better

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1 to be greater, better, or stronger than

  • this yearʼs profits should better last yearʼs 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

  • social workers and reformers trying to better the lives of inner-city residents
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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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