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  • v. Present participle of better.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. changing for the better; -- antonym of worsening.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. changing for the better

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Examples

  • So much money spent on negative ads but not one dollar invested in bettering this nation.

    RNC airs critical ads prior to Obama visit

  • You can perceive her determination and dedication, you have read of her exploits in bettering the life for females, and you may know of her love for cats.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Keep away from children and republicans! 'the so-called' moderates 'aren't much better than the far right wingnuts. maybe a bit more sane but still only interested in bettering the rich and big corporations at the expense of the American people.

    More Moderate vs. Conservative GOP battles ahead

  • I know he was clueless, young, under-educated, and he had no interest in bettering his understanding of history, the US, or the world.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • There is no question that Mr Chávez has been immensely influential across this country, reaching all the way to the East Coast, where the UFW was instrumental in bettering the lives of workers on the large farms of southern 'Jersey -- farms that probably fed the host of this blog.

    Did Chávez Boulevard group submit enough signatures? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • They have no interest in bettering their own party either. or they would be at blogs that support their points of view …. they are only interested in doing what some chimpanzees do:

    Think Progress » Annan Deputy Criticizes U.S. Policy; Bolton Demands Apology, Says U.N. Will Be ‘the Victim’

  • Nor will we be able to make progress in bettering school performance or reducing crime or improving the quality of the nation's future work force -- all domestic problems closely connected to family breakup.

    Dan Quayle Was Right

  • Their aspirations present a challenge to the more favored nations to lend assistance in bettering the lot of the poorer.

    George C. Marshall - Nobel Lecture

  • The method is not yet perfect, it is true, but it is an expression of what we were hoping for in bettering the conditions which gave it birth.

    Élie Ducommun - Nobel Lecture

  • If a street railway corporation can issue an annual dividend of ten per cent to its shareholders, the community, through lack of the coöperation necessary to that railway for itself, has lost the ten per cent, which otherwise it might have enjoyed in bettering its transit service, by the building of recreative parks, by the founding of libraries, or by increasing the efficiency of its schools.

    What Communities Lose by the Competivie System

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