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Definitions of help

  1.   improve; change for the better; " New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
  2.   always used with a negative; " I can't help myself-- I have to smoke"; " She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
  3.   Means or strength given to another for a purpose: assistance: relief: one who assists: a hired man or woman.
  4.   contribute to the furtherance of; " This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
  5.   Assistance; aid; relief; in Amer., a hired man or woman.
  6.   To remedy.
  7.   To give assistance: to contribute:- pa. p. helped'. ( B.) holpen.
  8.   To lend aid; to contribute.
  9.   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"
  10.   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.
  11.   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.
  12.   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.
  13.   A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
  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.   Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
  16.   To support: to assist: to give means for doing anything: to remedy: to prevent.
  17.   a means of serving; " of no avail"; " there's no help for it"
  18.   To lend assistance; be useful; portion out food at table.
  19.   To refrain from.
  20.   Helper.
  21.   To lend aid; be available or useful.
  22.   improve the condition of; " These pills will help the patient"
  23.   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"
  24.   To give assistance to; aid; support; sustain; succor; relieve; avoid; prevent; distribute food to at table; remedy; cure.
  25.   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"
  26.   A helper.
  27.   help to some food; help with food or drink; " I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  28.   Aid; support; relief; avoidance.
  29.   To aid; assist; relieve.
  30.   To aid; assist; remedy; prevent.
  31.   Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
  32.   To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
  33.   To wait upon, as at table.
  34.   To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.
  35.   Assistance; aid; support; succor; relief; that which forwards or promotes; a portion of food served at a meal; a hired servant.
  36.   a resource; " visual aids in teaching"; " economic assistance to depressed areas"
  37.   Assistance; aid; remedy; relief; rescue.
  38.   To forbear; to avoid.
  39.   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"
  40.   be of use; " This will help to prevent accidents"
  41.   To give assistance; avoid.
  42.   take or use; " She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
  43.   To change for the better; to remedy.
  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 prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
  46.   To assist; to aid; to forward or promote; to avoid; to forbear; to lend aid; to prevent or hinder.
  47.   To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.

Quotes of help

  1. Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. – Josh Billings
  2. Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing. We have a very high percentage of our users who often tell others about our search engine. – Sergey Brin
  3. I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources. – Yvon Chouinard
  4. There are only two guidelines in good sex, Don't do anything you don't really enjoy and find out what are your partner needs and dont balk them if you can help it. – Alex Comfort
  5. If we think we have ours and don't owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans. – Marian Wright Edelman
  6. Every single country that has an auto industry is stepping forward to help that auto industry. Why wouldn't we help this industry too, because it needs 3. 5 million jobs. – Jennifer M. Granholm
  7. Unfortunately, bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals. – Jay Inslee
  8. I ain't afraid to tell the world that it didn't take school stuff to help a fella play ball. – Shoeless Joe Jackson
  9. First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here? – Jack Kevorkian
  10. I think it's doing very well. I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors. I think this will help – Jack Kilby
  11. God help those who do not help themselves. – Wilson Mizner
  12. We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past. – Robert Falcon Scott
  13. Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can't help their careers, then they're not going to be interested. – David Steinberg
  14. For if the Germans do not help defend the West, American and Canadian troops must cross the seas to do the job, and I venture to believe that the troops- if not the statesmen- regard this as an interference at least in their own domestic affairs. – Arthur H. Sulzberger
  15. My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help – Lech Walesa

Usage examples for help

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

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