词汇精选:better的用法和辨析

一、详细释义:adj.较好的例句:For many things, more is better.在很多情况下,多是好事。例句:You've done very badly, you'll have to give place to a better man.你干得很差

一、详细释义:

adj.

较好的

例句:

For many things, more is better.

在很多情况下,多是好事。

例句:

You've done very badly, you'll have to give place to a better man.

你干得很差,你得把位置让给比你更合适的人。

adv.

更好的;更多的

例句:

This cap fits you better.

这顶帽子对你更合适。

例句:

The team's running plays worked better than its pass plays.

这个球队的带球比传球有效。

较大程度地

例句:

I like your interpretation better than the one I was taught.

你的解释比我以前学过的更让我喜欢。

例句:

I'd like nothing better than to join you girls.

我最喜欢和你们女孩子在一起了。

n.

前辈;长者;长辈

例句:

We were told to obey our betters.

吩咐我们要服从上司。

例句:

You must give way to betters.

你必须让长者先行。

更好者;较优越者

v.

改善;胜过;变得较好 [I,T]

例句:

Working conditions have bettered a lot.

工作条件已大为改善。

例句:

She bettered her own record.

她超过了她自己的记录。

二、词义辨析:

improve,better,perfect,refine

这些动词均有“改进,改善”之意。improve最常用词,多指状态或性质上的深刻或重要改进,也可指自身能力的提高。 better多用于口语,指适当地改善原来并非很差的状态或性质,也指社会地位、经济状况的改善。perfect语义强,通常指使方法、技术等达到完善美好的境地。refine侧重指使语言、仪态等变得文雅、优美,也可指技艺等的提高。

三、相关短语:

better off

更富裕,处境更佳

get the better of

战胜,胜过,占了…的上风;克服,克制

better half

n.1.【口】配偶(妻子,有时也指丈夫),恋人;男朋友,女朋友;十分挚爱和亲密的伴侣2. 大半

四、参考例句:

You'd better telegraph.

你最好是打电报。

Have better relationships.

有益于增进感情。

Better late than never.

亡羊补牢,犹未为晚。

You'd better scat.

你最好快走。

Jimmy is better today.

吉米今天好些了。

The louder the better!

越大声越好!

They demanded better instruction.

他们要求改进教学。

Better than others.

比别人优秀。

Which is better?

哪一个更好?

Are you feeling better?

你感觉好些吗?

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