better

[ˈbetə(r)] [ˈbɛtɚ]
  • 复数:betters;
  • 过去式:bettered;
  • 过去分词:bettered;
  • 现在分词:bettering;
  • 第三人称单数:betters;
  • 例句
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    • adj.
      better的反义词之:较佳的
      worse
    • better的反义词之:其他释义
      worse
    同义词解析
    • 以下这些动词均有"改进,改善" 的意思
      improve最常用词,多指状态或性质上的深刻或重要改进,也可指自身能力的提高。
      better多用于口语,指适当地改善原来并非很差的状态或性质,也指社会地位、经济状况的改善。
      perfect语义强,通常指使方法、技术等达到完善美好的境地。
      refine侧重指使语言、仪态等变得文雅、优美,也可指技艺等的提高。
    词组
    • the — the better
      used to emphasize the importance or desirability of the quality or thing specified 越…越好
    • better the devil you know than the devil you don't
      (proverb)it's wiser to deal with an undesirable but familiar person or situation than to risk a change that might lead to a situation with worse difficulties or a person whose faults you have yet to discover (谚)(待人处世)做生不如做熟;宁与熟悉的坏人打交道,不与不知其底细者相处
    • better off
      in a more desirable or advantageous position, especially in financial terms (尤指经济情况)比以前好,比以前宽裕
    • the better part of
      almost all of; most of 几乎所有的;大部分
    • better safe than sorry
      (proverb)it's wiser to be cautious and careful than to be hasty or rash and so do something you may later regret (谚)谨言慎行不吃亏,轻率莽撞必后悔
    • better than
      (N. Amer.)more than (北美)多于,超过
    • the better to —
      so as to —— better 为了更好地…
    • for better or (for) worse
      whether the outcome is good or bad 无论结果是好是坏
    • get the better of
      (of a person) gain an advantage over or defeat (someone) by superior strength or ability 取得对(某人)的优势;占(某人)的上风;击败(或胜过)…
    • go one better
      narrowly surpass a previous effort or achievement 稍好,稍有提高
    • had better do something
      would find it wiser to do something; ought to do something 最好做某事;应该做某事
    • have the better of
      be more successful in (a contest) 在(比赛)中占上风
    • no (或 little) better than
      just (or almost) the same as (something bad); merely 与…如一丘之貉,半斤对八两
    • no better than one should (或 ought to) be
      perceived as sexually promiscuous or of doubtful moral character 被认为有多个性伴侣的,乱交的;被认为道德品质有问题的
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    • Noun
      1. one having claim to precedence; a superior;
      "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
      2. someone who bets
      3. the superior one of two alternatives;
      "chose the better of the two"
    • Verb
      1. surpass in excellence;
      "She bettered her own record""break a record"
      2. to make better;
      "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
      3. get better;
      "The weather improved toward evening"
    • Adjective
      1. (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"
      2. (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness;
      "her health is better now""I feel better"
      3. (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"
      4. more than half;
      "argued for the better part of an hour"
    • Adverb
      1. 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"
      2. from a position of superiority or authority;
      "father knows best""I know better."