for the better

for the better
phrasal
: so as to produce improvement

making alterations for the better in the design of a house

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for the better
In the way of improvement
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Main Entry:better

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for the better phrase
if something changes for the better, it improves

Since she moved to the new school, her behaviour has certainly changed for the better.

Thesaurus: made better or making something bettersynonym
Main entry: better

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for the better
: so as to produce improvement

The new policy is a change for the better. [=the new policy is an improvement]

My father's health has recently taken a turn for the better. [=has recently improved]

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Main Entry:better

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  • for the better — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} With a better result; for something that is better. * /The doctor felt that moving Father to a dry climate would be for the better./ * /The new large print in the book is a change for the better./ Compare: TAKE A TURN.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the better — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} With a better result; for something that is better. * /The doctor felt that moving Father to a dry climate would be for the better./ * /The new large print in the book is a change for the better./ Compare: TAKE A TURN.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • For the better — Better Bet ter, n. 1. Advantage, superiority, or victory; usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; usually in the plural. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take a turn for the better — {v. phr.} To start improving; start to get better. * /Aunt Hermione was very ill for a long time, but last week she suddenly took a turn for the better./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a turn for the better — {v. phr.} To start improving; start to get better. * /Aunt Hermione was very ill for a long time, but last week she suddenly took a turn for the better./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the worse — {adj. phr.} or {adv. phr.} For something that is worse or not as good, with a worse result. * /He bought a new car but it turned out to be for the worse./ * /The sick man s condition changed for the worse./ Compare: TAKE A TURN. Contrast: FOR THE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the worse — {adj. phr.} or {adv. phr.} For something that is worse or not as good, with a worse result. * /He bought a new car but it turned out to be for the worse./ * /The sick man s condition changed for the worse./ Compare: TAKE A TURN. Contrast: FOR THE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • All the better — Better Bet ter, a.; compar. of Good. [OE. betere, bettre, and as adv. bet, AS. betera, adj., and bet, adv.; akin to Icel. betri, adj., betr, adv., Goth. batiza, adj., OHG. bezziro, adj., baz, adv., G. besser, adj. and adv., bass, adv., E. boot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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