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Verb: help  help
  1. Give assistance; be of service
    "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house";
    - assist, aid
     
  2. Improve the condition of
    "These pills will help the patient";
    - aid
     
  3. Be of use
    "This will help to prevent accidents";
    - facilitate
     
  4. 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";
    - help oneself
     
  5. Give a portion of food or drink
    "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself";
    - serve
     
  6. Contribute to the furtherance of
    "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
     
  7. Take or use
    "She helped herself to some of the office supplies";
    - avail
     
  8. Improve; change for the better
    "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
Noun: help  help
  1. The activity of contributing to the fulfilment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    "offered his help in unloading";
    - aid, assist, assistance
     
  2. A person who contributes to the fulfilment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    "they hired additional help to finish the work";
    - assistant, helper, supporter, aid
     
  3. A resource
    - aid, assistance
     
  4. A means of serving
    "there's no help for it";
    - avail, service

Derived forms: helps, helping, helped

Type of: activity, advance, ameliorate, amend, back up, better, boost, cater, encourage, exploit, forbear, further, helpfulness, improve, meliorate, mend, ply, promote, provide, refrain, resource, serve, supply, support, work, worker

Encyclopedia: Help, I'm Alive