in or to a greater degreeI like your interpretation better than the one I was taught.
to a greater degree,
improved or fully recovered in healthHe is better now.
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on the mend (informal),
The baby had been poorly but was on the mend.
more suitable, attractive, etc.I've been able to have a better car than I otherwise could have.
superior, , , ,
a woman greatly superior to her husband in education
Resignation was the preferable option.
Goat's milk yogurt is preferable.
He bettered the old record of 4 minutes 24.
He was as eager as his captain to beat the record.
How are you ever going to top that?
His performance exceeded all expectations.
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
In pursuing her ambition she outstripped everyone else.
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
The Socialists tried to trump this with their slogan.
improve on or upon,
He always has to cap everyone else's achievements.
to improve uponOur parents came here with the hope of bettering themselves.
He improved their house.
Education needn't only be about furthering your career.
Two incidents in recent days have raised the level of concern.
He forwarded their cause with courage, skill and humour.
his plans to reform the country's economy
He was busy advancing other people's work.
His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
You may need surgery to correct the problem.
They want to enhance their reputation abroad.
Medical facilities are being reorganized and upgraded.
The committee put forward proposals to amend the penal system.
There will be disciplinary action if you do not mend your ways.
Only an act of Congress could rectify the situation.
She was searching for a way to augment her income.
Nothing can be done to ameliorate the situation.
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in the sense of advance
to further a causeHe was busy advancing other people's work.
in the sense of ameliorate
to make (something) betterNothing can be done to ameliorate the situation.
in the sense of amend
to make small changes to something such as a piece of writing or a contract, in order to improve itThe committee put forward proposals to amend the penal system.
Video: pronunciation of 'better'
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