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Adjective bettering has 1 sense
  1. bettering - changing for the better
Verb better has 3 senses
  1. better, break - surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
    --1 is one way to surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
    Derived form: noun better3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate
    Derived forms: noun betterment3, noun better3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
    --3 is one way to change state, turn
    Antonyms: worsen, decline
    Derived forms: noun betterment1, noun better3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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