Synonym of better

Alternative for better

betters, bettered, bettering

Synonym: improved, preferable, superior,

Antonym: worse,

goods, better, best

Synonym: advantage, excellent, fine, fitting, friendly, kind, nice, proper, real, right, satisfying, suitable,

Antonym: awkward, bad, badness, clumsy, evil, harmful, illness, poor, unskillful, wrong,

better, best

Antonym: badly, ill, poorly,

Adjective

In good health
whole healthy fine fit well strong wholesome fresh normal vigorous hale healthier right good recovered refreshed ok rehabilitated sound active healed lively cured mended restored bouncing hearty invigorated robust fitter hardy sturdy able-bodied all right fighting fit hunky-dory in shape physically fit well-conditioned alive and kicking as fit as a fiddle fine and dandy fit as a fiddle fit as a flea full of life hale and hearty in excellent shape in fine feather in fine fettle in good condition in good form in good health in good kilter in good physical condition in good physical shape in good shape in good trim in tip-top condition solid as a rock sound in body and limb strong as an ox OK revived recuperated energetic spirited vital dynamic vibrant peppy animated vivacious bouncy perky full of beans zestful sprightly sparkling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed sparky zippy bubbly high-spirited gay jaunty in the pink flourishing blooming effervescent thriving brisk airy pert snappy full of vim and vigour stalwart buoyant enthusiastic frisky exuberant spry animate forceful dashing kinetic springy spanking peart mettlesome jazzy pizazzy pizzazzy go-go bright and breezy lusty chirpy chipper right as rain up to snuff bursting with health racy stout ebullient cheerful strapping excited powerful quick husky indefatigable merry tireless frolicsome alert upbeat fiery happy zesty breezy spunky red-blooded in rude health full of get-up-and-go full of vim ball of fire as fit as a flea solid tough firm sane well-built passionate athletic nimble rugged bustling alive muscular busy elated agile fun-loving vivid glowing impassioned bold frolic crank gamesome intense aerobicized eager zealous virile feisty trim zingy bright flush zappy driving unflagging untiring industrious gingery forcible hyper enterprising effective up to par full of the joys of spring full of pep outgoing bubbling barnstorming in peak condition youthful skittish scintillating blithesome blithe cheery happy-go-lucky carefree jocund fun sunny bushy-tailed healthful bright-eyed mobile sporty sinewy brawny occupied together able luxuriantly enlivened exciting electrifying burly stable flamboyant dazzling eventful dexterous full of zip on the move dextrous deedful on the go jumping humming happening stirring colourful vehement buzzing rousing potent colorful rude buff hefty jacked beefy hunky powerhouse ardent fervent aggressive hopping astir abuzz determined coruscating intensive stimulating staunch stark iron thewy thickset storming resounding ballsy punchy sensitive vibrating emphatic radiant gutsy responsive in trim have-a-go hard-hitting roaring full-blooded all-out rough high-octane powerfully built pushy as strong as a horse abubble as strong as a ox aboil solidly built full of spirit strenuous high-powered heated substantial intact energised vitalized energized activated boisterous fast durable bombproof unimpaired undamaged daring flawless wide-ranging undecayed hard well-constructed perfect rigorous safe unhurt unblemished joyful irrepressible full of fun hanging together holding together gallant jolly playful strong as an lion strong as an horse go-getting wick persuasive take-over steamroller raring to go full of energy efficient take-charge hard-driving

Adjective

Better than some other option
preferable choice preferred superior best chosen recommended favoured worthier advantageous nicer desirable excellent favored of choice predilect dominant dominating powerful favourable commanding win-win favorable controlling prominent prepotent prepollent decisive important privileged good fine special favorite preferential favourite partisan partial biased discriminatory select prime prize first-class exclusive quality first-rate hand-picked elect top fantastic bad high-quality premier great nice exquisite tip-top grand phat exceptional wonderful terrific top-quality dainty hot elite high-grade top-notch fabulous finest superb crucial optimal fab sensational splendid beautiful 10 groovy swell popular famous heavenly awesome marvellous marvelous sterling fantabulous topflight unsurpassed lovely stellar divine dynamite rad neat top-shelf slick handpicked frontline vintage dandy gangbusters schmick elegant precious righteous cool superlative classic capital rare immense plum prizewinning bang-up noble bumper gangbuster bonny boffo banner nifty peachy high-class corking mean def cherry-picked solid gold bonnie carefully chosen cracking of the first water blue-ribbon valuable boss five-star out-of-sight jim-dandy first-line brag 24-karat gilt-edge top-drawer crackerjack peachy keen par excellence number one grade A first-string unusual top-of-the-line A-1 keen blue-chip numero uno uncommon primo top of the line gilt-edged radical top of the range dope A-OK supernal more desirable more suitable more advisable more eligible more expedient most desirable

Adjective

Superlative degree of much or many
largest greatest biggest most greater larger bulkiest best superior bigger higher grander predominant uppermost more lion's share top leading supreme ultimate prevailing preeminent outstanding super superlative consummate paramount key central unparalleled unequaled unrivaled unsurpassed unrivalled unequalled cardinal loftier majority bulkier preponderant weightier longer essential especial main finest prime eminent premier principal chief highest prominent notable dominant illustrious distinguished pre-eminent star capital foremost grand apex primary premium exemplary head select crack number-one first-rate unprecedented matchless ace industry leading world class first-class peerless stellar arch- senior a cut above the rest second to none top drawer top-drawer top-notch lead incomparable major topflight best possible elder top-class inimitable top-tier high-class terrific boss cooler max maximum record furthermost topmost utmost uttermost maximal peak unmatched hugest upmost master overriding big arch sovereign sovran full utter great outside transcendent mostest primal ascendant overbearing overmastering prevalent predominate number one numero uno nth extreme complete ruling all-out first controlling core absolute reigning authoritative regnant dominating governing important last prior top-priority influential omnipotent weighty official surpassing of greatest importance potent mighty imperious holding the reins overpowering efficacious almighty effective supervisory arbitrary directing all-powerful determined thoroughgoing concentrated total unreserved unqualified thorough unconditional whole sheer unlimited enormous undiminished greatest amount of greatest possible exalted august elevated noble dignified respectable honoured venerable patrician refined esteemed aristocratic respected revered famous celebrated regal renowned genteel elite focal big-time posh highbred gentle highborn huge upmarket large lofty honored grave wellborn major league highly regarded widely praised well born upper-crust silk-stocking well thought of of distinction high-born well-known blue-blooded upper-class optimal optimum perfect unassailable commanding unsurpassable unexcelled utopian presiding unexampled supereminent domineering nonpareil undefeated unbeaten unbeatable beyond compare record-breaking first class prize-winning number 1 top of the line top of the range top-of-the-range without equal par excellence sans pareil most important most prominent most noticeable most obvious most extreme most excellent most influential most outstanding

Adjective

Not as bad

Adjective

Incomparable or outstanding
surpassing supreme exceptional extraordinary great outstanding phenomenal pre-eminent rare remarkable stellar striking sublime consummate incomparable incredible inimitable matchless peerless unequaled unequalled unmatched unparalleled unrivaled unrivalled fabulous fantastic stupendous superlative terrific tremendous unsurpassed awesome greater superior transcendent wondrous beyond description beyond words out of this world excellent superb magnificent splendid amazing dazzling glorious marvellous ace perfect divine fine admirable exquisite smashing brilliant impressive grand marvelous spectacular sensational stunning neat cool sterling exemplary accomplished immense preeminent notable banging deluxe distinguished choice select prime cracking groovy hot premium topnotch of high quality world-class of the highest quality better than usual improved ideal wonderful enhanced of the best quality of the first water keen very good first-class on fleek mega brill crucial supercalifragilisticexpialidocious wicked high-grade high-quality tip-top of the highest standard top-notch super first-rate high-class first class better than average unique unsurpassable top unexampled nonpareil paramount towering beyond compare without equal highest leading greatest prodigious chief foremost extreme best second to none premier ultimate prominent only principal dominant capital beyond comparison special famous singular number one predominant sovereign first unmatchable main mind-blowing topmost utmost unbeatable astonishing out of sight unprecedented significant numero uno primary major excessive renowned illustrious prevailing commanding optimum eminent unexcelled uppermost enormous tops big important noteworthy maximum vast par excellence high uttermost star max huge cardinal mind-boggling staggering overriding central key lead head master standout overbearing arch overmastering prior primal sovran most topflight beautiful faultless untouchable alone boss champion crack primo gilt-edge gigantic absolute massive top-tier colossal governing finest out-of-sight too good to be true A-1 blue-ribbon in a class of its own top-drawer giant marked monstrous titanic celebrated mountainous unusual miraculous distinctive unbelievable particular astounding without parallel ginormous uncommon imposing ruling controlling unimaginable inconceivable fantabulous memorable influential breathtaking topping quintessential signal radical heavenly presiding peachy swell quality dandy lovely fab nifty supernal unequalable supereminent awe-inspiring righteous classic monumental dynamite prizewinning noble crackerjack corking mean flawless gilt-edged dope exceeding without peer extravagant lavish phat gangbusters wizard bumper formidable hype slick gangbuster banner unusually good maxi cherished authoritative thrilling preponderant brag bully down effusive brave bonnie boffo frontline prize bonny winning unparagoned especial gone inflated exaggerated worthiest elite unheard of one-in-a-million dreamy arresting A-OK directing jim-dandy bang-up top-class hors concours number-one ascendant extra special blue-chip first-string four-star five-star prize-winning peachy keen of the highest order dominating of the first order top-shelf above and beyond world class out of the ordinary of highest order top-of-the-line powerful without match unapproached aces all-time solid-gold last apogean moving touching magical well-known exalted nth unchallenged streets ahead herculean delightful ascendent predominating rad tiptop nice bodacious spanking intense pronounced final culminating class worthy schmick beaut ripping spiffing sound gorgeous cream amazeballs marvy magic def belting fabby bonzer sik goodly bosting pearler beezer applaudable awesomesauce humungous extensive gargantuan humongous barrie chillin' lank exo kif bosker flagship all-time best without an equal stand alone tall optimal a cut above the rest industry leading best possible top of the line top of the range utopian noted top-of-the-range apex crown vintage top drawer complete Grade A record-breaking big-time number 1 undefeated choicest estimable unbeaten superfine sans pareil top-level top-grade far out lofty definitive award-winning in a class all by itself highest quality very best top-hole too much severe leviathan thumping astronomic astronomical acute decisive elevated soaring total unconditional unforgettable steep top-priority dainty elegant delicate resplendent far-out sumptuous profound fantastical majestic unmitigated splendorous inspiring eye-catching startling arrestive dramatic magnific fascinating electrifying confounding showy sightly luxurious highest ranking mother of all valuable invaluable extraordinaire peculiar odd atypical preternatural unwonted abnormal aberrated aberrant freak uncustomary anomalous prevalent historic omnipotent weighty official of greatest importance reigning mighty imperious predominate biggest effective supervisory all-powerful potent holding the reins overpowering efficacious largest almighty arbitrary multistorey sky-high sky-scraping indelible haunting substantial momentous catchy priceless precious immoderate inordinate exorbitant unconscionable overextravagant overmuch mammoth Brobdingnagian undue overdue insane overweening stiff intolerable plethoric baroque fancy unmerciful devilish altitudinous rich recherche refreshing lasting consequential very fine whopping hulking unfading timeless vivid perpetual everlasting immortal undying notorious eternal treasured airy imperial spiring aerial towery unmeasurable skyscraping imperishable enduring not to be forgotten enthralling exciting never to be forgotten observable eventful stamped on your memory fixed in the mind rememberable red-letter remembered the most most significant most excellent most important most obvious most prominent most noticeable

Adverb

To a greater degree of excellence
more to a greater degree finer greater in a finer way more thoroughly to a higher standard more ably more adeptly more competently more effectively in a superior way more advantageously more completely more dexterously more attractively more efficiently more expertly more proficiently more skillfully in a more excellent manner to a greater extent further more deftly more masterly more adroitly more capably more masterfully more artfully more consummately more adequately smoothlier more successfully more skilfully more satisfyingly more satisfactorily readilier more effortlessly more soundly more effectually more aptly more favourably more properly more agreeably more favorably more admirably more excellently more efficaciously more productively easilier more sufficiently more nimbly nicelier more handily more gratifyingly more happily freelier more facilely more famously neatlier stronglier more swimmingly more fortunately more suitably more profoundly more splendidly more commendably more fittingly more felicitously more prodigiously more dextrously more slickly more sure-handedly more professionally more agilely more ingeniously more decisively more resourcefully more cleverly more cunningly more glibly quicklier more fluently more instinctively more naturally more creditably more appropriately more congruously more correctly more tidily more intuitively more painlessly more spontaneously more hands down lightlier more beautifully more superbly more pleasurably more temptingly more pleasantly more delightfully more enticingly more appetisingly finelier more wonderfully more fetchingly more palatably more blessedly more helpfully more sensationally more enjoyably more invitingly more pleasingly more charmingly more appealingly more luckily more marvellously more grandly more winningly more fantastically more welcomely more dreamily more gloriously more enchantingly more handsomely more deliciously more magnificently more marvelously more delectably more appetizingly more prettily sweetlier more triumphantly more opportunely more indulgently more decorously more patiently more tolerantly highlier more meetly more good-humouredly more attentively greatlier more amicably more acceptably fullier more becomingly more okay more accurately more carefully more tolerably more conscientiously rightlier more irreproachably more cheerfully more heartily more serviceably closelier more substantially more respectably more luxuriantly more extremely more passably more decently more middlingly more abundantly more plentifully more good-naturedly more capitally more amply more considerably more victoriously more comprehensively more auspiciously more perfectly more fortuitously more propitiously more conclusively more flourishingly easier sprightlier more profitably more prosperously more thrivingly

Verb

To improve on
improve upgrade progress raise strengthen ameliorate brush up build on elevate enhance lift mend promote rectify advance amend augment change for the better correct excel fix up hone improve on meliorate refine reform revamp smarten up straighten out transcend uplift work on amplify appreciate boost further increase perfect smarten make better touch up fix fortify mitigate redress assuage beef up fine-tune enrich polish reenforce reinforce remediate forward help develop cultivate grow optimize build propel optimise train remedy sharpen benefit bolster embellish invigorate endow devote yourself to work hard at vitalize take the next step work up stimulate envigorate brush up on get better at devote oneself to polish up on make strides gain ground step up polish up add value to spruce up boost up complement prepare practice groom supplement take to the next level soup up temper tighten up drive consolidate make perfect inflate practise elaborate on top up burnish illume smooth form right cure settle resolve square repair heal tweak push ahead push on hasten launch set right sort out put right move forward get with it press on prosper thrive forge ahead with make headway with press forward bring forward multiply continue ahead make good put to rights get ahead of take it to the next level come on become better patch up clear up make improvements to deal with aggrandize aid titivate inspirit favour advantage favor brighten up build up encourage the growth of bump up contribute to add to perk up drive forward give a facelift to give a boost to give a lift to do up

Verb

To surpass in excellence
beat best exceed outshine surpass cap eclipse outdo trump outperform outrank top trounce defeat excel improve on improve upon outclass outstrip prevail over conquer crush get the better of go one better than outmatch outpace overcome overtake pass put to shame rout smash subdue surmount thrash transcend triumph triumph over vanquish cream overpower override overwhelm win against outgun overshadow shake off shoot ahead clobber drub knock spots off lick outdistance overpass overtop put in the shade run rings around shame tower over wallop whip outrival do better than upstage outvie go one better leave standing tower above outplay go beyond be a cut above outrun run circles around be head and shoulders above be superior to be better than leave behind dwarf walk away from rise above run rings round outstep wipe the floor with be greater than outsmart overstep master get ahead of outgo tower overmatch dispatch upend skunk stop take outmanoeuvre dominate lead extinguish leave overrun outhussle outmaneuver overbear own get outfox get further ahead of get around blow away be one up on stand above be a class above be on another level stand head and shoulders above outwit shoot ahead of blow out of the water out-think outjockey outreach be more than draw away from quash slaughter worst rank outweigh predominate break stuff overthrow make mincemeat of outflank negotiate down resist trim subjugate go above get through win the race beat hollow cope with score points off get over deal with be master of take precedence outthink bypass win crown take over overshoot head outgallop overreach stand out be victorious over outcompete knock off knock over unseat finesse undermine bulldoze cook trash snow bury destroy transform be at the front of wax be first in gain on leave something standing put something to shame put something in the shade be ahead of undo tank murder gain a victory over win over kill catch somebody napping call somebody's bluff steal a march on somebody throw into the shade be superior leave in the shade leave in the dust fake out do in widen the gap endure put someone in the shade gain the advantage over be more than a match for get one over on get the upper hand over crucify walk all over paste walk over hammer demolish hose be over do down throw vault over climb crest prevail leap hurdle be unstoppable by scoop be victorious pip at the post overdo out-distance overtax distance bring to their knees marmalize shellac take to the cleaners blow out of water pull a fast one be larger than break record go by have advantage get the upper hand get upper hand have it all over have a jump on make it past make it over bring someone to their knees quell annihilate massacre blow out flatten slam pound pulverize cane pulverise give someone a drubbing give someone a hiding turn inside out whomp smother total repress defeat utterly reduce overturn knock out bear down wipe out suppress smoke whup whop whap dust bomb humble trample win a resounding victory over tromp upset skin flog torpedo zap snow under work over pommel subject pacify humiliate subordinate subvert put down finish give a hiding knock for a loop swamp gain mastery over sink take it all drop put paid to spank lambaste strike chasten render incapable render powerless pick apart floor render helpless control devastate bust stagger hide curb pummel baste route roll obliterate immobilize slay wipe off map outjump deck do shipwreck steamroll bring to ruin take to cleaners ruin whack take a stick to come out on top grind down roll back shut down finish off chastise rough up bash cut to pieces punish maul pummelled run roughshod over batter belt gain ascendancy over mess up curry leather whitewash put an end to edge out pwn beat up flax KO thump plow under mow down butcher edge whale outhit decimate buffet tan ambush immobilise bludgeon slog entrap thresh beat down bung up nose out win a victory over give a drubbing to get one up on make a fool of slap about tame clean up on larrup beat back put to rout put to flight shut out throw back in confusion drive off gain the upper hand over confound discomfit bring to knees circumvent succeed over frustrate thwart trample underfoot overmaster foil put in their place checkmate topple capsize turn over nullify dismantle break down hegemonize get control of get a grip on waste bowl over shellack take care of put away blank shut off stretch dumbfound roll over take out overawe gain control over lay one out defeat heavily defeat easily demoralise render speechless eradicate astonish knock for six demoralize knock socks off shock oppress stun come out on top of weather outlive survive render carry the day take the prize sweep prevail against be successful get last laugh come first take the cake win through gain mastery of take the honours be the victor win hands down win out take the crown gain a victory

Verb

To make changes in something in order to improve it
reform amend correct improve rectify mend rehabilitate ameliorate rebuild renovate reconstruct remodel alter refashion refine reorganise reorganize revise adapt adjust change recast redesign remake reshape revolutionise revolutionize rework convert emend reconstitute redo repair restore restyle revamp transform regenerate remedy remold remould renew reorient reorientate restructure upgrade customise customize permutate permute reclaim tailor uplift vary cure debug modernise modernize rearrange resolve make better bring up to code make over red-pencil make adjustments to make alterations to fix put right set right right redress sort out make good square retrieve enhance deal with help straighten out rewrite put to rights edit update perfect fix up modify doctor make up for clean up put in order shape up solve heal redraft touch up settle rescript meliorate enrich make right refurbish recondition recalibrate polish set to rights reword rephrase copy-edit relieve overhaul patch up ease retouch scrub pay one's dues dial back go over pick up turn around rehab bring up to date set straight clarify harmonize refresh streamline contemporize rejuvenate harmonise regulate rebrand balance medicate revive elevate innovate emendate launder compensate for turn things around recompense straighten up palliate treat make amends for alleviate hone set the record straight clean up act mitigate fiddle with cultivate sleek slick attend to round develop technologize redact subedit expurgate censor bowdlerize reindustrialize bowdlerise aid face-lift avenge straighten patch reward do justice go straight square up clean up one's act take care of put something to rights qualify make up tweak redraw lift raise cancel countercheck negate frustrate negative neutralize vindicate compensate neutralise annul counteract finish recompense for even up rationalize re-equip review embellish rationalise redecorate balance out make restitution make restitution for make reparation for restore the balance make reparation even out level out pay for make amends clear up iron out consummate finalize complete do over pay dues get the latest version of bring into the twenty-first century turn over new leaf get with it benefit bolster facilitate finalise make improvement finish off practice practise put the finishing touches to put the final touches to mature brush up work on improve performance spruce up add to brighten up do up maintain civilise make clear explain sharpen up civilize smooth strengthen moderate beef up temper boost reanimate vitalize fine-tune save revitalise resurrect revitalize fine revivify remediate stimulate sustain fortify salve allay assuage cleanse nurse dose treat successfully make whole minister to restore to health make well make healthy

Verb

To make a quantity bigger
increase raise enlarge improve increment boost build enhance further multiply add expand extend proliferate advance amplify double elevate heighten maximise maximize optimise optimize augment consolidate develop enrich escalate inflate progress strengthen build up deepen magnify reinforce triple widen annexe annex broaden compound lengthen accelerate aggrandize amass ameliorate beef up bump up crank up dilate distend hike up inflame jack up lift make better make bigger make greater make larger prolong pump pump up reenforce sharpen step up supersize swell top up upraise mount pad parlay protract redouble snowball spread supplement swarm teem thicken wax blow up collect elongate flesh out follow up go up grow hype jack mark up pullulate ratchet up shoot up slap on tack on up upscale add to upgrade refine perfect update polish cultivate shape up make strides intensify hone touch up help amend reform prosper fine-tune make progress scale up make headway straighten out pick up evolve mature revolutionize modernize modernise transform flourish thrive meliorate work up fortify brush up become better get on come along come on revolutionise run up move forward sweeten forge ahead revamp correct adjust revise rise purify rectify edit recuperate emend hike aggravate stoke exaggerate set right take off turn the corner make perfect perk up modify mushroom push up put up complement polish up blossom candy goose up fetch up jump up send through the roof endow exalt take steps forward move on get better gain ground come of age dress up make richer hop up soup up jazz up spike pyramid roll up be getting there make first rate turn over new leaf straighten up grow up ripen move ahead pace get somewhere level up pull ahead drive forward get ahead go places move forward in leaps and bounds get along go off foster improve on uplift promote build on fast-track smarten smarten up work out accumulate burgeon exacerbate climb appreciate balloon boom accentuate bourgeon gain worsen make worse amp up accrue spiral mount up soar surge skyrocket rocket boost up gather concentrate fuel bolster rouse buttress nurture emphasize turn up uprise stress support upsurge send up emphasise intensate become larger renew bump puff up increase in size increase in scope become more numerous jump add fuel to the flames ascend add fuel to the fire leap up crank something up hasten diversify breed fill revalue become bigger bloom propagate sprout diffuse forward pile leap manifold aggregate uprate open branch out puff out advertise revitalize advertize well grow stronger push tend increase exponentially arise deteriorate scale complicate become greater rally revitalise outspread underline confound confuse cumulate move up enforce speed up ramp up get bigger peak put salt on the wound fan the flames buck up stock up get stronger grow in become louder get higher grow louder crescendo broaden one's horizons extend one's operations uptick rub salt in the wound go from bad to worse make intricate make complex quicken gain strength add insult to injury shore up keep burning stir mend poke rekindle feed add fuel to rake up rake together dredge up lighten darken brighten whet point accent grow quickly increase slightly set off add fuel pile on heat up tone up heap on piggyback shift upward tick upward fluctuate upward grow greater grow larger pour it on stoke up reaffirm muster secure assure establish reassert reiterate put fuel on restate tag on restore cement substantiate corroborate justify sustain fix empower uphold authenticate embolden get hold of scrape something together inspirit endorse underpin settle make firm firm up back up lend more weight to give weight to confirm

Verb

To instruct or teach, especially morally or intellectually
edify enlighten educate instruct teach school train coach indoctrinate tutor inform improve guide illuminate inculcate develop cultivate nurture illume uplift elevate illumine inspire civilize civilise sophisticate humanize acculturate socialize humanise socialise refine polish tame reclaim discipline foster drill prepare prime rear soften shape mould mellow temper groom verse direct bring culture to bring civilization to rub the rough edges off mold breed form bring up give character upskill lesson mature exercise explain homeschool brainwash brief put through the grind show the ropes teach information drum into advance ethicize enrich ennoble promote idealize spiritualize acquaint idealise help forward advise counsel mentor lead condition ready give lessons to ground tell show care for update raise equip initiate lecture look after pilot familiarize clarify let in on familiarise break in parent program programme wise up put someone through their paces make ready catechize provide for apprise hone instill influence support nurse nourish take care of instil qualify season clear fit give lessons clue fill in mother clue in caution keep posted give instruction to give pointers help re-educate communicate tend imbue persuade notify sharpen implant propagandize convince proselytize hip shepherd steer din something into catch up propagandise proselytise give the facts lay it out for warn give advice to acquaint with make conversant with fill in on post forewarn give counsel to give counselling to point out give direction to tip clue in on report to put through the mill put in the picture about bring up-to-date send word put in the picture give someone hints let know be responsible for the education of level with give information to make suggestions to give someone tips gen up on announce to make recommendations to leak to keep someone posted lick into shape tip off tailor regiment explain to bring someone up cram pressurize manage arm demonstrate convert alter watch over feed raise youngster pull one's coat walk through pressurise give instructions expound describe explicate talk into supervise disclose engineer reveal level plant radicalize aid base alert fanaticize radicalise extremize sponsor rehearse practise give lessons in practice harden inure work over break down set break it to endow predicate introduce rest declare to enlighten as to give the low-down lay it out give notice update about put on the line give the word make aware offer information make known to clue up about make known keep up to date with make familiar with give information about wake put wise about keep up to speed with give the gen give intelligence give the rundown show the way to explain things to prep enable facilitate hang inform about demonstrate something to make fit whip into shape make something clear to suit impart cherish protect familiarize with get ready set up clue up on preach give the gen about give the low-down on equip with pound into open eyes polish up give counsel give advice teach school give counselling give guidance give direction give a grounding in relate give hints give instruction give directions offer opinions offer suggestions make recommendations give tips tout improve mind attend to keep in the loop give a pointer blow the whistle on clue up wise tattle sneak on give two cents give the low-down to give a tip send word to give someone to understand communicate to leak grass up impart to communicate knowledge fill someone in

Verb

To encourage or raise the spirits of
uplift inspire edify improve encourage enliven gladden lighten refine ameliorate arouse civilise civilize cultivate restore revive stimulate advance brighten brighten up cheer cheer up elate enrich excite exhilarate ginger up hearten move stir buck up give a lift to raise spirits inspirit motivate buoy spur embolden boost drive invigorate empower galvanize steel buoy up rouse rally vitalize incite instigate activate energize animate refresh pep up spur on stir up whip up fire up pump up cheer on boost up galvanise envigorate energise push pique fillip build trigger kindle incentify impassion goad sway build up spark provoke revitalize assure incentivize nudge prick revitalise incentivise bolster lift perk up sweeten enhance leaven look up relax jazz up cause take a load off loosen up lighten up urge induce prod impel compel coerce persuade coax influence dispose incline press convince impress lead elicit cajole pressure occasion propel make bring force actuate evoke exhort convert impact get tempt inveigle advise strike help pressurise necessitate pressurize prompt prevail on hint to talk into win over egg on suggest to strengthen reassure applaud enforce disinhibit fortify egg jumpstart comfort enhearten quicken rev up ignite raise revivify give a boost to reenforce bear up chirk up console praise stimulate spiritually give shot in arm raise your spirits psych up lift the spirits of give hope to give confidence to bield boost someone's morale raise the morale of gee up spirit someone up light a fire under give a shot in the arm to prop up stiffen the resolve of

Verb

To be or to provide an advantage to
benefit aid assist advance improve promote advantage contribute to favor favour profit serve ameliorate build enhance further help boost foster relieve strengthen succour succor work for befit be good for do good to suit be advantageous to be beneficial to be helpful to be to the advantage of bless drive encourage forward gratify pay off for please satisfy be of advantage to be of assistance to be of help to be of service to be of use to be useful to power pay do someone good be of benefit to be of value to be of advantage further the interests of abet facilitate lend a hand to oblige accommodate avail be useful be of use do someone a favour support back be advantageous suffice answer meet the needs of be adequate prop up do a kindness to give assistance to pave the way for service favorise be worthwhile to be profitable to be beneficial be helpful advocate sponsor fund finance be worthwhile work champion bankroll bolster invest in endorse subsidize do be valuable be profitable be of assistance be of benefit fulfill meet fill fulfil account nurture sanction be effective be of service be of worth patronise patronize subsidise do something for be in the service of care for make a contribution to do a good turn to minister to give a helping hand to give help to do your bit for give backing to give money to give a donation to lend support to apply meet requirements fit serve a purpose beseem answer the purpose be good enough fill the bill fit the bill be all right be acceptable go do someone a good turn ease cooperate precipitate work with backstop second expedite attend to cooperate with attend accelerate collaborate with wait on help along make easy reinforce push back up stump thump puff plug sustain speed up hype jack up hike up do someone a service pitch in with bail someone out give a boost to open the door for ride shotgun help out bail out clear a path for do for open doors for root for muck in with be a factor in go with smooth the way for stand up for run interference for smooth the path of lend a hand give a leg up grease the wheels get stuck in with give a leg up to put on the map assist the progress of lend a helping hand to go to bat for be a tower of strength to give a hand give a lift oil the wheels of give a boost get someone out of a tight spot take care of make a pitch for go down the line for

Verb

To develop gradually
evolve develop unfold progress advance expand grow mature enlarge change elaborate improve move push unroll alter drive emerge extend metamorphose spread thrive upgrade adapt ameliorate augment blossom differentiate flourish go head modernise modernize proceed prosper refine revolutionise revolutionize transform transmogrify continue derive educe increase ripen shoot speed truck make progress move forward push forward build up forge ahead go forth make headway move ahead move onward press forward press on push ahead push on work up come of age cover ground march on open out work one's way work out go forward make strides adapt yourself come along burgeon become better enhance bear fruit bloom succeed come on move on gain ground be successful go great guns transpire embellish occur arise manifest update amplify strengthen boom add to scale up build cultivate get on shape up build on pace get along go off get ahead get better go places move forward in leaps and bounds fill out get on well do well get somewhere come to fruition go on make inroads germinate take the next step take steps forward unravel happen roll up be getting there grow up detail expound batten burst forth fare take form take shape materialize keep going get going prime peak straighten up crystallize perform make first rate turn over new leaf explicate march untangle roll on continue on forge on press ahead move along rise crystallise materialise form take place evince evidence demonstrate shine rocket flesh out stretch unfurl bourgeon skyrocket be vigorous be strong be well give substance to hone score be in good shape be in its heyday be in good health elevate boost meliorate perfect optimize enrich fine-tune fortify go up in the world fly high be in your prime spread one's wings be in the pink get places hit it big fare well be on top of the heap run riot play out broaden beef up optimise step up pull ahead drive forward further reinforce supplement reform pick up multiply expand on enlarge on garnish level up come to a conclusion work itself out amplify upon expand upon make it arrive make good triumph go well be a success cut it prevail make the grade turn out well achieve success do all right for oneself crack it make the big time flower get to the top achieve catch on excel become rich find a place in the sun strike gold strike oil work shoot up win glow climb the ladder get on in the world go to town profit hit the jackpot be fine and dandy yield results benefit bring home the bacon make a name for oneself gain yield deliver star come off be in clover make out do wonders make good speed pan out stand out grow rich get there cut the mustard make a killing be victorious be radiant develop well be brilliant be excellent be outstanding reign supreme be proficient be very good steal the show hit the target be good be skilled carry off get results stand out in a crowd make one's mark manage cope climb click grow vigorously produce survive distinguish oneself be a picture of health make money do accomplish be enriched shift take off achieve recognition figure reap benefits become famous rise in the world grow well be on easy street reach the top become popular dominate hack it muddle through be skilful come through make your mark set the world on fire be expert be talented be pre-eminent be unparalleled be unrivalled come out on top be unsurpassed be the best be unequalled be unexampled get by be without equal set the Thames on fire have a gift be second to none have a gift for carry all before you strike it big go as planned do well enough be effective do good hack overtake outdo outmaneuver surpass fatten bear be fortunate leave behind outmanoeuvre become wealthy make mark feather nest handle be distinguished be conspicuous milk go over strike it rich become successful be somebody move up live the life of Riley stand in good stead win out come up with the goods gain recognition break through be promoted reap financial reward go far reap the benefit make good use of mushroom wax win hands down gain advancement crack on attain control turn to one's advantage attain ascendancy gain ascendancy carry all before one gain control put to good use make the most of beat the game beat the system do well out of cash in on better oneself make one's way step forward work one's way up be elevated pay off have the desired result do the trick turn the trick conquer do the business advance oneself go ahead open up show progress show improvement turn out lead be someone make a name move up in the world achieve a great deal climb the ladder of success make one's way in the world do well for oneself pull it off deliver the goods hit the mark make the cut gain an advantage luck out hit pay dirt gain advantage feature make capital out of make a go have legs be fit wear the crown be healthy improve in health improve in fitness be good at be skilled at subsist make do exist make ends meet scrape by muddle along scrape along scrimp contrive make shift scrape through endure fend trend scrape a living keep the wolf from the door scarcely have enough to live on barely have enough to live on come into vogue be in fashion come into fashion gain your end become fashionable become all the rage become trendy rise in popularity do all right for yourself do with

Verb

To become sound or healthy again
recover recuperate convalesce heal improve rally revive get better get well mend pick up gain get stronger make progress recoup bounce back come round feel oneself again pull round pull through come back grow increase overcome perk up refresh rejuvenate renew respond to treatment restore return to health snap back get back to normal get over something shake something off come around feel better feel yourself again forge ahead get over regain your health sober up start anew turn the corner be on the mend be on the road to recovery get in shape get out of the woods regain one's health regain one's strength restore your health return to form be out of woods get back on feet get back on your feet get out from under take turn for better take a turn for the better look up ameliorate make a comeback rehabilitate buck up rebound snap out of it survive rehab come along pull out of it take on a new lease of life be out of the woods turn a corner invigorate envigorate come through remedy gain strength regain health get back on one's feet restore your form build up your strength make headway become livelier be all right be heartened brighten up cheer up enliven be cured take heart liven up pep up rest move take steps forward strengthen become better be on the up and up regenerate grow better assuage resuscitate resurrect make it revivify cure weather triumph become healthy knit advance progress be restored show improvement make a recovery develop echo reflect become more cheerful feel happier get through ride out get well again be take on a new lease of life be given on a new lease of life be well recuperate quickly pull around set up wake up animate spice up shake get into the mood awaken be refreshed brighten cheer reform renew one's strength be on the path to recovery draw together surge endure get beyond live through pass though shake off get back in shape emerge from something brace up come up smiling get your second wind come from behind be given a new lease of life regain strength get act together regain your strength get it together turn things around get second wind turn around grow stronger shape up stimulate vitalize revitalize galvanize uplift energize inspirit jazz up galvanise hearten encourage energise boost revitalise ginger up quicken exhilarate inspire rouse buoy up gladden electrify lighten brace excite come to life stir up fire vivify stir fortify activate buoy lift give a lift make brighter give a boost to get going amp up fire up motivate make lighter fillip elate spike jump-start sustain promote elevate support juice up zip up make more exciting give a lift to raise the spirits raise enhance embolden reassure dynamize spark intoxicate zap arouse spur enrapture hot up turn on pump up spur on work up put zip into light a fire under give a shot in the arm to build up gee up zhoosh zhoosh up thrill liven freshen season comfort delight leaven enthuse console soothe reinvigorate trigger reinforce solace recreate foster charge assure spice snap up fuel transport help put new life in fan incite commove give someone a charge give a new lease of life to aid wake brush up give someone a kick whip up give a buzz intensify come alive nurture rev up key up raise someone's spirits become lively make happier lift up confirm take off prod stiffen derive comfort be encouraged derive satisfaction be comforted light up make confident give courage to grow buoyant pour it on punch up drive steel put some life into put new life into improve in spirits improve in mood improve in outlook titillate rejoice let the sun shine in upraise put on cloud nine warm put on top of the world send exacerbate stoke up nourish feed charge up inflame goad power provoke pervade permeate imbue infuse become hopeful add colour to make more interesting add spice to become optimistic put some spirit into rise soar make someone's spirits soar turn someone on pep exalt give someone great pleasure make very happy juice give someone a thrill make lively waken up make happy further vivificate give life to divert entertain take comfort suffuse penetrate become cheerful clear up tickle grip make more lively put pep into let sunshine in come on prime goose innervate actify arm empower activize enable add some colour to add some zest to spice something up put some spark into modify accelerate transform assist move to action fire the enthusiasm of get someone going tickle pink evoke fire the imagination of facilitate impel kindle speed be on the up come to reawaken recover consciousness regain consciousness come to one's senses reanimate get one started act as a impetus to act as a incentive to build a fire under act as a fillip to speed up act as a spur to act as a stimulus to get one going steam up sting back give a boost cool repair replenish kick-start recharge refreshen resume flourish renovate catalyse add zest to catalyze add zing to modernise regain modernize update cool down blow away the cobwebs top up breathe new life into give new strength to bring around calm relieve bolster restore someone's confidence give confidence put at ease dispel someone's fears set your mind at rest snap one out of it put one's mind to rest restore confidence to bolster someone's confidence appreciate upgrade bump up cultivate drive forward spruce up give a facelift to fine-tune add value to amplify optimise titivate add to polish up optimize endow favour smarten up beef up benefit encourage the growth of meliorate augment build on embellish up make better step up contribute to enrich boost up aggrandize do up advantage favor nerve harden put new heart in put new heart into put new strength in

Verb

To fluctuate from one condition, form, level or state to another
change fluctuate vacillate vary veer deviate differ morph mutate seesaw snap teeter waver deteriorate diminish reverse turn around divert worsen yo-yo shift oscillate swing alternate alter sway see-saw shilly-shally rise and fall go up and down blow hot and cold wobble dither equivocate ebb and flow waffle hem and haw undulate hesitate hover haver be unsteady be irresolute come and go swither be undecided balance stagger halt scruple dilly-dally shillyshally be indecisive pause hedge hum and haw hang back be unable to decide be unable to make up your mind pussyfoot around sit on the fence chop and change run hot and cold think twice depend go back and forth pivot switch flicker prevaricate flip-flop transform stall tremble dally turn digress displace tergiversate quiver move backward and forward move to and fro move back and forth palter trim get cold feet shudder whiffle waffle deliberate go from one extreme to the other beat around the bush change one's mind rotate interchange intersperse take turns substitute be staggered be interspersed relieve follow totter vibrate flutter wave act in sequence occur in turn occur in rotation work in sequence follow one another act reciprocally move between fill in for follow in turn take it in turns be unstable falter be doubtful temporize be unsure be uncertain wabble reel fence-straddle rock dillydally whiffle boggle straddle temporise change mind keep changing your mind shake quaver delay shiver quake flap lurch procrastinate dawdle wag stumble ripple move stir agitate tremor judder dodder twitch pulsate convulse jiggle faff about jerk be ambivalent jolt linger roll jounce careen palpitate be in two minds ruffle mess about demur waggle flounder be hesitant twitter joggle faff around bucket flail pitch wiggle heave tarry waddle jar thresh billow wigwag flit thrash waste time blow weave fly have doubts hold off move up and down teeter-totter wait doubt quail defer flop trifle bat swish waft twirl swirl mammer toddle shamble hobble hold back lag sweep whirl twist flick flitter flow stream pulse shimmy shy away whip loiter jog shake like a leaf hang fire drag your heels drag your feet play a waiting game wobble about trill warble spasm be on the fence will and will not thrill beat quave throb dodge swell surge start jitter keep changing one's mind drift toss mess around hang about hang around potter be on the horns of a dilemma stot flinch note wave rapidly um and ah shuffle have misgivings second-guessing oneself doubt yourself doubt oneself plunge pitchpole list topple dangle walk unsteadily straggle commove succuss flaunt bump churn tremble precariously mark time let the grass grow under one's feet while away time kill time move slowly roll about push and pull move backwards and forwards stir up set in motion put in motion hirple doddle walk haltingly move falteringly stay back walk with difficulty shrink back stay in the background be reluctant to come forward be tentative plod lumber be divided move side to side move from side to side wave to and fro trudge limp blunder feel uncertain wonder about swerve second-guessing yourself bumble curl think something unlikely be dubious lack conviction be sceptical wind titubate bob adjourn retard prolong postpone protract struggle mumble goldbrick cool poke have reservations about have doubts about harbour suspicions about have hesitations about express suspicions about express reservations about entertain doubts about harbour reservations about have suspicions about fluctuate on have one's doubts about feel uneasy about catch the wind stay drag stammer sprauchle stutter pussyfoot go around feel giddy stop put off balk flog break wallow move clumsily sputter blunder about ponder hang debate weigh kick the can down the road put off doing something use delaying tactics postpone action defer action drag one's feet take a raincheck play for time suspend action let slide drag one's heels be dilatory baulk speak haltingly fumble for words trip over your tongue speak falteringly stumble over your words swing backwards and forwards swing back and forth be reluctant be unwilling pull back think about sit on fence

Noun

One who is above another in rank
senior leader elder higher-up superior head master ruler high-up boss chief director manager supervisor superintendent administrator controller chieftain brass CEO principal head honcho foreman ringleader commander headman line manager captain overling old person older person overseer bossman gaffer executive exec heavyweight skipper honcho VIP key player oldster ancient doyen old-timer golden-ager geriatric dean nestor pensioner grandfather matriarch OAP senior citizen doyenne patriarch grandmother first-born elder statesman big sister golden ager old folk retired person elderly person elder sibling big brother governor baas sovereign monarch lord sherang kingpin suzerain employer sachem bigwig conductor forewoman guvnor boss man big cheese top dog commandant king numero uno prince overlord chairman chairwoman straw boss seigneur chair chairperson baron emperor tsar president high muckamuck head person steward inspector liege guru manageress super lord and master taskmaster jefe helmsman liege lord padrone czar Mister Big number one big gun managing director don archon administrant proprietor officer organizer foreperson zookeeper organiser big wheel commanding officer head of department big kahuna commander in chief top brass big white chief chief officer production manager sales manager feudal lord chief executive guv ganger caretaker curator custodian ariki supremo President chief executive officer general dictator chargehand fat cat top cat brass hat slave driver grieve handler official head man team leader overman potentate lion magnate mogul Napoleon tycoon pit boss pannikin boss mastermind royalty nobility parliamentarian drighten bishop dad marquis count CO co C.O. skip kingfish figurehead old man man upstairs commander-in-chief convener moderator Mr Big MD high priestess higher up C in C top banana high priest C.-in-C. lead-off person point person mistress premier queen princess mentor authority counsellor torchbearer big shot guv'nor counselor mover and shaker big hitter big name big noise

Noun

(of competitions) A favorable condition or position