Synonyms for betterˈbɛt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. better(noun)

    something superior in quality or condition or effect

    Synonyms:
    punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    inadvisable, minor, worse, unadvisable, worsened, exasperate, worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, decline

  2. bettor, better, wagerer, punter(noun)

    someone who bets

    Synonyms:
    better, punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    worsened, minor, unadvisable, worse, inadvisable, exacerbate, decline, exasperate, aggravate, worsen

  3. better(noun)

    a superior person having claim to precedence

    Synonyms:
    punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    worse, minor, unadvisable, worsened, inadvisable, aggravate, worsen, exacerbate, exasperate, decline

  4. better(adj)

    the superior one of two alternatives

    Synonyms:
    punter, wagerer, bettor

    Antonyms:
    worse, inadvisable, worsened, unadvisable, minor, worsen, exasperate, aggravate, decline, exacerbate

  5. better(adj)

    (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

    Synonyms:
    better(p), best(p)

    Antonyms:
    worsened, inadvisable, worse, unadvisable, minor, exasperate, aggravate, worsen, exacerbate, decline

  6. better(adj)

    (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness

    Synonyms:
    better(p), best(p)

    Antonyms:
    worsened, worse, minor, unadvisable, inadvisable, exacerbate, worsen, aggravate, decline, exasperate

  7. better(p), best(p)(adj)

    (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

    Antonyms:
    worse, worsened, inadvisable, minor, unadvisable, worsen, aggravate, decline, exasperate, exacerbate

  8. better(verb)

    more than half

    Synonyms:
    better(p), best(p)

    Antonyms:
    worsened, unadvisable, worse, minor, inadvisable, worsen, exacerbate, aggravate, exasperate, decline

  9. better, break(verb)

    surpass in excellence

    Synonyms:
    demote, kick downstairs, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, bring out, interrupt, offend, reveal, die, disclose, burst, split up, pause, fail, smash, crack, wear out, weaken, get around, go bad, break up, amend, expose, transgress, break away, split, unwrap, come apart, bankrupt, improve, ruin, dampen, give away, get out, break off, separate, fall apart, break out, fall in, give out, go, founder, break in, bust, break dance, stop, intermit, ameliorate, divulge, breach, check, snap off, damp, soften, violate, erupt, give, fracture, develop, break down, discontinue, give way, conk out, better, part, relegate, meliorate, break, bump, infract, go against, recrudesce, discover, wear, let out

    Antonyms:
    worse, unadvisable, minor, worsened, inadvisable, decline, exasperate, worsen, aggravate, exacerbate

  10. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    to make better

    Synonyms:
    better, improve, repair, remedy, amend, meliorate, remediate, break, ameliorate, rectify

    Antonyms:
    worse, inadvisable, minor, worsened, unadvisable, worsen, exacerbate, decline, exasperate, aggravate

  11. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(adverb)

    get better

    Synonyms:
    better, ameliorate, meliorate, break, improve, amend

    Antonyms:
    worse, unadvisable, minor, worsened, inadvisable, worsen, exasperate, decline, aggravate, exacerbate

  12. better(adverb)

    comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.

    Synonyms:
    best

    Antonyms:
    worse, minor, inadvisable, worsened, unadvisable, worsen, exasperate, aggravate, decline, exacerbate

  13. better, best(adverb)

    from a position of superiority or authority

    Synonyms:
    better, best

    Antonyms:
    unadvisable, inadvisable, worsened, worse, minor, aggravate, decline, worsen, exasperate, exacerbate

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. better

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BETTER

    Synonyms:
    Beta Radiation Trial to Eliminate Restenosis

  2. BETTER

    Synonyms:
    Beta Radiation Trial to Eliminate Restenosis

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