change for the better


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change for the better

1. noun A change (as in, e.g., circumstance, disposition, a situation, etc.) that ultimately leads to or results in a more positive situation or outcome. He has started drinking a lot less, which is definitely a change for the better. Moving overseas was a huge undertaking, but I feel like it was a change for the better in the end.
2. verb To change in a way that ultimately leads to or results in a more positive situation or outcome. Ever since her divorce, Mary has really changed for the better. The new prime minister is changing the country's foreign policy for the better.
See also: better, change
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City centre director Jenny Inglis said: 'The next step is to get together with the local charities through the Change for the Better panel to see where we can spend the money to benefit the most people.
Launched last month, Change for the Better involves funds for charities being raised through people donating cash at collecting boxes.
His hope, that things would change for the better by reintegrating all the People of God into the process by which their leaders are chosen, seems even more distant 29 years later.
In short, if you want to make a difference, give your support to Change for the Better.
When the building manager at 201 Varick Street in Lower Manhattan opens the electric bill this month, he'll see a change for the better.
He's making a significant change for the better,'' Carder said.
This form of marketing is a change for the better in the fundamental relationship between consumers and marketers, shifting control of the conversation to the consumer and making consumer satisfaction the paramount objective.
We've seen the whole area completely change for the better,'' said Ila Driskill, who has lived in the neighborhood since 1959.
This exhibit will remind us all that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, and when they do, the world can change for the better.
I think they really made it change for the better, and the Panorama Mall better, too, because people come for Wal-Mart and stay to see the other stores, too.
Harrah's has a long history of helping communities change for the better and a track record of coalescing strong bipartisan support and true cooperation between the public and private sectors to effect positive economic and social change," Loveman said.
If we were going to make a change for the better and eliminate trans fat, we wanted to address it right away and eliminate it from all our products.
And I believe in the potential for change, so I'd like to think he will change for the better.
Healthcare is changing and we need to help it change for the better.
Rosh Hashana, meaning ``head of the year,'' is the beginning of the annual 10-day period when Jews reflect on their sins and their relationship to others and resolve to take steps to change for the better.