1. better, break, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform

usage: surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"

2. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate, change, alter, modify

usage: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

3. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate, change state, turn

usage: get better; "The weather improved toward evening"


1. bettering (vs. worsening), ameliorating(prenominal), ameliorative, amelioratory, meliorative, amendatory, corrective, remedial

usage: changing for the better

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