Textual thesaurus for "better"

(adj) best

(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

(adv) best

from a position of superiority or authority

father knows best; I know better.

(noun) bettor, punter, wagerer

someone who bets

(verb) meliorate, ameliorate, improve

get better

The weather improved toward evening

(verb) meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend

to make better

The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

(verb) break

surpass in excellence

She bettered her own record; break a record