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  1. [adverb] in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis"

  2. [adverb] it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"

  3. [adverb] from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."
    Synonyms: better

  4. [noun] the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"

  5. [noun] the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them"
    Synonyms: topper

  6. [noun] Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
    Synonyms: Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best

  7. [verb] get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
    Synonyms: outdo, outflank, trump, scoop

  8. [adjective] (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"

  9. [adjective] (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be better to speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to respond"
    Synonyms: better


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