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better is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of better in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… can you give us a better idea of of what …”

meanings of better


  1. To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
  2. To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
  3. To improve.
  4. To become better; to improve.
  5. Had better.


  1. Comparative form of good: more good.
  2. Greater in amount or quantity.
  3. Comparative form of well: more well.


  1. Greater or lesser (whichever is seen as more advantageous), in reference to value, distance, time, etc.
  2. Had better.
  3. Comparative form of well: more well.


  1. Alternative spelling of bettor.
  2. An entity, usually animate, deemed superior to another; one who has a claim to precedence; a superior.

better frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word better occurs in english on average 542.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics better can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that better can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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