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  • more than half
    • argued for the better part of an hour
  • (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
    • it would be better to speak to him
    • the White House thought it best not to respond
  • (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
    • her health is better now
    • I feel better
  • (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another
    • You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din
    • a better coat
    • a better type of car
    • a suit with a better fit
    • a better chance of success
    • produced a better mousetrap
    • she's better in math than in history
  • from a position of superiority or authority
    • father knows best
    • I know better.
  • comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.
    • She had never sung better
    • a deed better left undone
    • better suited to the job
  • the superior one of two alternatives
    • chose the better of the two
  • a superior person having claim to precedence
    • the common man has been kept in his place by his betters
  • someone who bets
  • something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • get better
    • The weather improved toward evening
  • to make better
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • surpass in excellence
    • She bettered her own record
    • break a record
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