That which is the most excellent, outstanding, or desirable.
buy the best you can afford
finest,top,cream,choice,choicest,prime,elite,crème de la crème,flower,jewel in the crown,nonpareil
Of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality.
the best pitcher in the league
finest,greatest,top,foremost,leading,pre-eminent,premier,prime,first,chief,principal,supreme,of the highest quality,superlative,unrivalled,second to none,without equal,nonpareil,unsurpassed,unsurpassable,peerless,matchless,unparalleled,unbeaten,unbeatable,unexcelled,optimum,optimal,ultimate,surpassing,incomparable,ideal,perfect
To the highest degree; most.
you knew him best
most,to the greatest degree,to the highest degree
Outwit or get the better of (someone)
defeat,beat,get the better of,gain the advantage over,get the upper hand over,outdo,outwit,outsmart,worst,be more than a match for,prevail over,conquer,vanquish,trounce,triumph over