better

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verb
Better is used with these nouns as the object: ↑record
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adj.
1 comparative of ‘good’
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem
get

Cars are getting better all the time.

make sth

We must make our inner cities better to live and work in.

consider sth, deem sth, judge sth, think sth

I thought it better to tackle him outside of business hours.

ADVERB
considerably, even, far, infinitely, a lot, markedly, much, significantly, still, substantially, vastly

His latest book is very much better than the one before.

a good deal, a great deal
somewhat
ten times, a thousand times, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.
marginally
arguably
inherently
PHRASES
no better

The new situation is no better than the old.

nothing better than

There's nothing better than a nice juicy peach!

2 recovered from an illness
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem
get

I hope you get better soon.

get sb, make sb

The doctor will soon make you better.

kiss sth

Did you hurt yourself? Come here and let me kiss it better.

ADVERB
a lot, much
a good deal, a great deal
a little, slightly, etc.
Better is used with these nouns: ↑appreciation, ↑arrangement, ↑circumstance, ↑cooperation, ↑coordination, ↑course, ↑enforcement, ↑fate, ↑future, ↑luck, ↑self, ↑understanding
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adv.
Better is used with these adjectives: ↑able
Better is used with these verbs: ↑employ, ↑like, ↑serve, ↑understand

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  • Better — Bet ter, a.; compar. of Good. [OE. betere, bettre, and as adv. bet, AS. betera, adj., and bet, adv.; akin to Icel. betri, adj., betr, adv., Goth. batiza, adj., OHG. bezziro, adj., baz, adv., G. besser, adj. and adv., bass, adv., E. boot, and prob …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Better — is the comparative form of the adjective good .Better may also refer to: * to better as a verb means that someone or something has undergone betterment *better, an alternate spelling of bettor, as a noun, is someone who bets (gambles) *Better, a… …   Wikipedia

  • better — better1 [bet′ər] adj. [ME bettere, betere < OE betera: see BEST] 1. compar. of GOOD 2. of a more excellent sort; surpassing another or others 3. more suitable, more desirable, more favorable, more profitable, etc. 4. being more than half;… …   English World dictionary

  • better — adj Better, superior, preferable mean more worthy or more pleasing than another or others. Better, which often serves as the comparative of good, in this sense implies a quality or character in a person or thing that surpasses or exceeds that in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Better — Bet ter, adv.; compar. of {Well}. 1. In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits. [1913 Webster] I could have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • better — 1. had better. This common idiom is used in the form We had better go home or We d better go home; the negative form is We d better not go home and the interrogative Hadn t we better go home?. Informally (but not in more formal contexts), the… …   Modern English usage

  • Better — Bet ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bettered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bettering}.] [AS. beterian, betrian, fr. betera better. See {Better}, a.] 1. To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of. [1913 Webster] Love betters what is best.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • better — [adj1] excelling, more excellent bigger, choice, exceeding, exceptional, finer, fitter, greater, higher quality, improved, larger, more appropriate, more desirable, more fitting, more select, more suitable, more useful, more valuable, preferable …   New thesaurus

  • Better — Bet ter, n. 1. Advantage, superiority, or victory; usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Better — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Better es una canción de la banda de hard rock estadounidense Guns N Roses, que aparece en su sexto disco de estudio Chinese Democracy , album del cuál también es el segundo sencillo que se ha lanzado hasta el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Better — Bet ter, v. i. To become better; to improve. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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