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Meaning of “for the better” in the English Dictionary

"for the better" in British English

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for the better

If something ​changes for the better, it ​improves: Most ​peoplethink that things have ​changed for the better since the new ​government came to ​power.
(Definition of for the better from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"for the better" in American English

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for the better

improving a ​situation: The new ​teacher made a lot of ​changes, ​mostly for the ​better.
(Definition of for the better from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “for the better”
in Chinese (Simplified) 改善…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改善…
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