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Then pair it with regulatory changes to help the housing market work better for more people.

From Vox

As the actors do it more and more, they get better and better.

From Fortune

With such training, police departments will be better positioned to collect and evaluate data on their own.

Researchers are hopeful about using machine learning techniques to analyze medical data like patient records, which could help doctors better treat patients by knowing how they’ll likely respond to certain therapies.

From Fortune

Non-Black allies of color are also taking steps to support food justice — providing meals to a Black Lives Matter chapter, championing Black chefs, and better fostering workplace diversity.

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We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.

Yes, we do typically do better than Europe (and Canada, too, which is frequently awful on this score).

The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.

He also wants to “replace every existing organism with a better one.”

For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.

Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.

"Better so," was the Senora's sole reply; and she fell again into still deeper, more perplexed thought about the hidden treasure.

Arches more graceful in form, or better fitted to defy the assaults of time, I have never seen.

This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.

For it is better that thy children should ask of thee, than that thou look toward the hands of thy children.


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What are other ways to say improve?

To better is to improve conditions which, though not bad, are unsatisfying: to better an attempt, oneself (as by gaining a higher salary). Improve usually implies remedying a lack or a felt need: to improve a process, oneself (as by gaining more knowledge). The more formal verb ameliorate implies improving oppressive, unjust, or difficult conditions: to ameliorate working conditions.

On this page you'll find 216 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to better, such as: exceptional, improved, superior, choice, exceeding, and fitter.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.