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better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to higher degree, quality)meglio, in modo migliore avv
 He plays the guitar better than Jimi Hendrix.
 Suona la chitarra meglio di Jimi Hendrix.
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a superior way)meglio avv
 To serve you better we have provided free coffee at the entrance.
 Per servirvi meglio offriamo caffè gratis all'entrata.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (superior)migliore agg
 He's better at tennis than I am.
 A tennis è migliore di me.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (comparative of good: higher quality)migliore agg
 This essay is better than the last one you wrote.
 Questo tema è migliore dell'ultimo che hai scritto.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of greater value)meglio avv
 Getting it done now is better than waiting until the morning.
 Farlo adesso è meglio che aspettare fino a domattina.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of greater use)meglio avv
 A mallet is better than a hammer for driving in tent pegs.
 Una mazzetta è meglio di un martello per piantare i picchetti della tenda.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (healthier)meglio avv
 Are you feeling any better?
 Ti senti un po' meglio?
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (more completely)meglio avv
 You remember it better than I do.
 Tu te lo ricordi meglio di me.
 
Additional Translations
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (more virtuous)migliore agg
 She's better than any of us.
 Lei è migliore di tutti noi.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (more suitable)migliore agg
  più adatto, più idoneo, più appropriato agg
 Candidate C is better than candidate F for this job.
 Il candidato C è migliore del candidato F per questo lavoro.
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (more thoroughly)meglio avv
 He'll explain it better than I can.
 Lui lo spiegherà meglio di quanto io possa fare.
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US (more)più avv
 It took them better than a month to pay back the debt.
 Ci hanno messo più di un mese a ripagare il debito.
better nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] superior)di meglio avv
 I've seen better.
 Ho visto di meglio.
better nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. usually plural (person: superior)superiore nm
 You should always show respect to your betters and elders.
 Dovresti sempre portare rispetto verso i tuoi superiori e i più anziani.
better [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (improve)migliorare vtr
 She spent her life trying to better the living conditions of the poor.
 Ha passato la sua vita cercando di migliorare le condizioni di vita dei poveri.
better [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (surpass)superare vtr
 Let's see if I can better my previous score.
 Vediamo se riesco a superare il mio punteggio precedente.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
"or
to put it better"
cioè avv
all the better exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (enhances [sth])  (costrutto a inizio frase)per fare qlcs meglio
 "Big eyes? All the better to see you with, my dear!" said the wolf to Little Red Riding Hood.
all the better for tanto meglio per
better days nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." informal (future prosperity)tempi migliori, giorni migliori nmpl
 The political party promised that their economic policy would soon bring better days.
 Il partito politico ha promesso che i suoi provvedimenti economici avrebbero portato presto tempi migliori.
better for [sb] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (providing greater health benefits for)migliore per, più indicato per
 Apples are better for you than cheeseburgers.
better for adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial, UK (more cheerful thanks to)sentirsi meglio vi
 If you're tired, have a nap; you'll feel better for it.
better half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (partner or spouse)  (partner o consorte)compagno nm
better late than never   (proverbio)meglio tardi che mai
had better not exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (ought not to)fare meglio a non fare qlcs vtr
   (come avvertimento)vedere di non fare qlcs, guardare di non fare qlcs vtr
 You better not be planning a party while your mother and I are gone this weekend.
 Farai meglio a non organizzare nessuna festa mentre io e tua madre siamo assenti questo fine settimana.
better off adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (richer)più ricco, più benestante, più agiato agg
   (economicamente)stare meglio, passarsela meglio vi
 I'm much better off now I have this new job.
 Ora che ho questo nuovo lavoro me la passo molto meglio.
better off adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (more fortunate)migliore agg
  stare meglio, sentirsi meglio, passarsela meglio, fare meglio vi
 Don't worry, you're better off without him. You'd be better off just ignoring her.
 Non preoccuparti, starai meglio senza di lui. - Faresti meglio a ignorarlo semplicemente.
the better off nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (richer people)benestanti, agiati nmpl
  ricchi nmpl
   (economicamente)chi sta meglio
 The better off are expected to help those who have less than they do.
 Coloro che stanno meglio dovrebbero aiutare quelli che hanno di meno di loro.
the better part
the better part of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(most of [sth])buona parte, la maggior parte nf
 They spent the better part of the vacation hiding from the rain.
Better safe than sorry. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (It's wise to take precautions.)  (idiomatico)prevenire è meglio che curare
better self la parte migliore di sé
better than
be + better than
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(superior to)meglio di avv
better than ever adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (improved, even greater than before)di gran lunga migliore agg
  molto meglio di prima, molto meglio agg
 I was sad yesterday, but now I'm better than ever.
 Ieri ero triste, ma oggi sto molto meglio.
better than nothing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (a small gain)meglio di niente, meglio che niente
 I hate soup, but it is better than nothing since I am hungry.
 Odio la minestra ma è meglio di niente dato che ho fame.
better world nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heaven)paradiso nm
 After her husband's death, Rachel took comfort in the idea that he had gone to a better world.
better yet advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (even better)meglio ancora, anzi avv
 You could help us with the cooking, or better yet, why don't you set the table?
 Potresti aiutarci a cucinare. Anzi, meglio ancora: potresti apparecchiare la tavola!
better yet adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (even better)ancora meglio agg
better yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (become more educated)erudirsi vi
 Paul reads scientific journals in an attempt to better himself.
 Paul legge riviste scientifiche nel tentativo di erudirsi.
better yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (achieve higher standing)migliorare la propria condizione v rif
 My father worked in a factory but I wanted to better myself and was determined to get an office job.
 Mio padre lavorava in fabbrica, invece io volevo migliorare la mia condizione ed ero deciso a trovare un lavoro d'ufficio.
better-advised meglio consigliato
better-balanced più bilanciato adj
better-behaved più educato adj
better-informed meglio informato
better-knowing più istruito adj
better-known meglio conosciuto
a change for the better nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (improvement)cambiamento in meglio nm
 Her lovely, new hair style is definitely a change for the better.
 Il suo bel nuovo taglio di capelli è senz'altro un cambiamento in meglio.
change for the better v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (improve)cambiare in meglio vtr
 Her life has changed for the better since she moved here.
 La sua vita è cambiata in meglio da quando si è trasferita qui.
do better v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (perform to higher standard)fare meglio vtr
 My teacher was disappointed with my grade because she knew that I could do better.
 La mia insegnante era delusa del mio voto perché sapeva che potevo fare meglio.
do better v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (obtain more)avere di meglio vtr
 Have you seen her boyfriend? I really think she could do better.
 Hai visto il suo ragazzo? Secondo me potrebbe avere di meglio.
even better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (greater or nicer still)ancora migliore agg
even better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with more skill, effectiveness, etc.)meglio ancora avv
 He plays the guitar even better than we originally thought.
 Suona la chitarra meglio ancora di quanto immaginassimo inizialmente.
feel better v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be healthier)  (fisicamente)sentirsi meglio v rif
  stare meglio vi
 I'm feeling much better now that I've lost weight.
 Mi sento molto meglio da quando sono dimagrito.
feel better v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be reassured)sentirsi più tranquillo v rif
 I feel better knowing he is home safe and sound.
 Ora che so che è arrivato a casa sano e salvo mi sento più tranquilla.
for better or for worse advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (whatever the consequences)nella buona e nella cattiva sorte, nel bene e nel male avv
 I will be your wife for better or for worse.
 Prometto di starti vicino nella buona e nella cattiva sorte.
get better vi + adj (recover)ristabilirsi, rimettersi v rif
  guarire vi
 I'm sorry you are sick and I hope you get better soon.
 Mi spiace che tu sia malato, spero che ti rimetterai presto.
get better vi + adj (improve)migliorare vtr
 You will get better at chess if you practice. Canadian wine is getting better every year.
 Si migliora a scacchi facendo pratica.
get the better of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (defeat)prevalere su qlcn vi
go one better fare meglio; superare; offrire un prezzo più alto
had better v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (ought to)far bene a, far meglio a vi
 He had better do what he is told!
 Farebbe bene a fare ciò che gli viene detto!
  dovere vi
 Dovrebbe fare ciò che gli viene detto!
have better things to do v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (find [sth] a waste of time)avere di meglio da fare vtr
 I have better things to do than play golf all day. I have better things to do than to argue with you.
 Ho di meglio da fare che giocare a golf tutto il giorno. Ho di meglio da fare che discutere con te.
have seen better days v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (have deteriorated)  (essere in cattive condizioni)aver visto giorni migliori vtr
 It looks like that wallet of yours has seen better days!
 Il tuo portafogli ha visto giorni migliori... Che aspetti a cambiarlo?
know better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be sufficiently wise)imparare la lezione vtr
  essere più giudizioso, mettere giudizio
 Shame on you – at your age you should know better!
 Vergognati, alla tua età dovresti aver imparato la lezione!
know better than to do [sth]
know better than [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be wise enough not to do [sth])non essere così ingenuo da
know no better
not know any better
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be uninformed or uneducated)non sapere vtr
  non intendersene vi
like better vtr + adv (prefer)piacere di più vi
 I cannot think of anything I like better, on a hot day, than a swim in the pool.
 In una giornata torrida, non c'è niente che mi piaccia di più che nuotare in piscina.
make [sth/sb] better vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (heal)guarire, alleviare vtr
 Let me rub your aching back and make it better.
make [sb] feel better far sentire meglio qualcuno
much better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (greatly superior)  (superiore)molto meglio agg
 Sei molto meglio di me in matematica.
much better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (greatly improved)molto migliore, molto migliorato agg
 Your chances of getting a job are much better if you have computer skills.
 Dall'anno scorso, il tuo inglese è molto migliorato.
think better of it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (decide against [sth])ripensare a qlcs vi
  avere un ripensamento vtr
think better of doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (reconsider doing [sth])ripensare a qlcs vi
  avere un ripensamento vtr
 I almost sent my boss an angry email, but then I thought better of it.
 Stavo per mandare una e-mail seccata al capo, ma ci ho ripensato.
think better of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (regard more highly)avere una migliore opinione di qlcn vtr
 I would think better of him if he was more easy-going.
 Avrei una migliore opinione su di lui se fosse più simpatico.
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