Antonyms of verb better

2 of 3 senses of better

Sense 2
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")
       Antonym of worsen (Sense 2)
      => worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")

Sense 3
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")
       Antonym of worsen (Sense 1)
      => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb better

3 senses of better

Sense 1
better, break -- (surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record")
       => surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform -- (be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class")

Sense 2
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Antonyms of adj bettering

1 sense of bettering

Sense 1
bettering (vs. worsening) -- (changing for the better)

worsening (vs. bettering) -- (changing for the worse; "worried by the worsening storm")

Similarity of adj bettering

1 sense of bettering

Sense 1
bettering (vs. worsening) -- (changing for the better)
       => ameliorating (prenominal), ameliorative, amelioratory, meliorative -- (tending to ameliorate)
       => amendatory -- (effecting amendment; "added amendatory phrases to the text")
       => corrective -- (tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition; "corrective measures"; "corrective lenses")
       => remedial -- (tending or intended to rectify or improve; "a remedial reading course"; "remedial education")

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