- The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
- usage: "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
- A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
- usage: "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
- A resource.
- usage: "visual aids in teaching"
- A means of serving.
- usage: "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
- Give help or assistance; be of service.
- usage: "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table"; "She never helps around the house"
- Improve the condition of.
- usage: "These pills will help the patient"
- synonyms: aid
- Be of use.
- usage: "This will help to prevent accidents"
- synonyms: facilitate
- Abstain from doing; always used with a negative.
- usage: "I can't help myself-I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
- synonyms: help oneself
- Help to some food; help with food or drink.
- usage: "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
- synonyms: serve
- Contribute to the furtherance of.
- usage: "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
- Take or use.
- usage: "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
- synonyms: avail
- Improve; change for the better.
- usage: "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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