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help

 
Noun help has 4 senses
  1. aid, assist, assistance, help - 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"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     self-help; facilitation; hand, helping hand; recourse, resort, refuge; thanks; financial aid; relief, succor, succour, ministration; lift; service; accommodation; boost, encouragement; support
    Derived forms: verb help6, verb help5, verb help3, verb help2, verb help1
  2. aid, assistance, help - a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
    --2 is a kind of resource
    Derived forms: verb help6, verb help5, verb help3, verb help2, verb help1
  3. avail, help, service - a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
    --3 is a kind of helpfulness
  4. assistant, helper, help, supporter - 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"
    --4 is a kind of worker
    --4 has particulars:
     coadjutor; accomplice, confederate; aide, auxiliary; attendant, attender, tender; dental assistant; deputy, lieutenant; dresser, actor's assistant; event planner; facilitator; girl Friday; hatchet man, enforcer; instrument, pawn, cat's-paw; labor coach, monitrice; underboss; mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model; model, poser; paraprofessional; powder monkey; prompter, theater prompter; right-hand man, chief assistant, man Friday; secretary, secretarial assistant; sidesman; subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier; water boy, waterer; whipper-in
    Derived form: verb help1
Verb help has 8 senses
  1. help, assist, aid - 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"
    --1 is one way to support, back up
    Derived forms: noun helper1, noun helper2, noun help4, noun help2, noun help1
    Sample sentence:
    They help him to write the letter
  2. help, facilitate - be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"
    --2 is one way to serve
    Derived forms: noun help2, noun help1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot help Sue
  3. help, aid - improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
    --3 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived forms: noun help2, noun help1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. help oneself, help - 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"
    --4 is one way to refrain, forbear
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  5. help - contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
    --5 is one way to
    promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
    Derived forms: noun helper1, noun helper2, noun help2, noun help1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. help - improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
    --6 is one way to
    better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived forms: noun help2, noun help1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  7. serve, help - help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
    --7 is one way to provide, supply, ply, cater
    Derived form: noun helping1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot help Sue
  8. avail, help - take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
    --8 is one way to exploit, work
    Sample sentence:
    They help themselves
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