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Adjective: bettering  be-tu-ring
  1. Changing for the better
    "If more employment is provided, a society for bettering the condition of the poor is established"
Verb: better  be-tu(r)
  1. Surpass in excellence
    "She bettered her own record";
    - break
  2. To make better
    - improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate, mend
  3. Get better
    - improve, ameliorate, meliorate

See also: ameliorating, ameliorative, amelioratory, amendatory, corrective, meliorative, remedial

Type of: alter, change, change state, exceed, modify, outdo, outgo [archaic], outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass, turn

Antonym: decline, exacerbate, worsening

Encyclopedia: Better