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Definitions of help

  1. give help or assistance; be of service; " Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; " Can you help me carry this table?"; " She never helps around the house"
  2. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; " he gave me an assist with the housework"; " could not walk without assistance"; " rescue party went to their aid"; " offered his help in unloading"
  3. a resource; " visual aids in teaching"; " economic assistance to depressed areas"
  4. improve the condition of; " These pills will help the patient"
  5. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; " my invaluable assistant"; " they hired additional help to finish the work"
  6. a means of serving; " of no avail"; " there's no help for it"
  7. take or use; " She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
  8. be of use; " This will help to prevent accidents"
  9. improve; change for the better; " New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
  10. help to some food; help with food or drink; " I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  11. always used with a negative; " I can't help myself-- I have to smoke"; " She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
  12. contribute to the furtherance of; " This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
  13. abstain from doing; always used with a negative; " I can't help myself-- I have to smoke"; " She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
  14. To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, " Help me scale yon balcony."
  15. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
  16. To change for the better; to remedy.
  17. To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
  18. To forbear; to avoid.
  19. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.
  20. To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.
  21. Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
  22. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
  23. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
  24. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
  25. To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; - sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.
  26. To give assistance to; aid; support; sustain; succor; relieve; avoid; prevent; distribute food to at table; remedy; cure.
  27. To lend aid; be available or useful.
  28. Assistance; aid; support; succor; relief; that which forwards or promotes; a portion of food served at a meal; a hired servant.
  29. To support: to assist: to give means for doing anything: to remedy: to prevent.
  30. To give assistance: to contribute:- pa. p. helped'. ( B.) holpen.
  31. Means or strength given to another for a purpose: assistance: relief: one who assists: a hired man or woman.
  32. Aid; support; relief; avoidance.
  33. To aid; assist; remedy; prevent.
  34. To give assistance; avoid.
  35. To aid; assist; relieve.
  36. To remedy.
  37. To wait upon, as at table.
  38. To refrain from.
  39. To lend assistance; be useful; portion out food at table.
  40. Helper.
  41. Assistance; aid; remedy; relief; rescue.
  42. A helper.
  43. Aid; assistance; that which gives assistance; remedy; a hired servant. To help forward, to advance by assistance. To help on, to forward by aid. To help out, to aid in delivering from difficulty, or completing a design. To help over, to enable to surmount. To help off, to remove by help. To help to, to supply with.
  44. To aid; to assist; to lend strength or means toward effecting a purpose; to relieve; to remedy; to change for the better; to prevent; to forbear.
  45. To lend aid; to contribute.
  46. To assist; to aid; to forward or promote; to avoid; to forbear; to lend aid; to prevent or hinder.
  47. Assistance; aid; relief; in Amer., a hired man or woman.
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Usage examples for help

  1. We must see what we can do to help you. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  2. " I have come to help you," she said. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. An' who could help it? – His Own People by Booth Tarkington
  4. And you are going to help me, sir! – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  5. I can't help it, Darsie. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  6. But I'll help him. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  7. I should have been sorry for you; I would have done what I could to help you. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  8. There's no help for it. – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. I can't help it if he is with her; I must see him. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  10. Now does that help you any? – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. And, with Ned's help Tom did. – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  12. But I shall always love you- I can't help that. – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  13. " Nothing can help you. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  14. How can I help you? – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  15. It would not help – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  16. But how can I help him? – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  17. You shall help your friend Mr Hallett. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  18. Come, Beckwith now said, let me help you up. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  19. An' ye'll help me, will ye? – Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
  20. Oh, help me to that! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
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