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Synonyms for (noun) help

Synonyms: aid, assist, assistance, help Definition: 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

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: help, avail, service Definition: a means of serving Usage: of no avail; there's no help for it

Similar words: helpfulness Definition: the property of providing useful assistance

Synonyms: help, assistance, aid Definition: a resource Usage: visual aids in teaching

Similar words: resource Definition: a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed Usage: the local library is a valuable resource

Synonyms: assistant, help, helper, supporter Definition: 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

Similar words: worker Definition: a person who works at a specific occupation Usage: he is a good worker

Synonyms for (verb) help

Synonyms: aid, help Definition: improve the condition of Usage: These pills will help the patient

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better Definition: to make better Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Synonyms: help Definition: improve; change for the better Usage: New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better Definition: to make better Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Synonyms: serve, help Definition: help to some food; help with food or drink Usage: I served him three times, and after that he helped himself

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

Synonyms: avail, help Definition: take or use Usage: She helped herself to some of the office supplies

Similar words: work, exploit Definition: use or manipulate to one's advantage Usage: He exploit the new taxation system; She knows how to work the system; he works his parents for sympathy

Synonyms: assist, aid, help Definition: 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

Similar words: back up, support Definition: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to Usage: She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up

Synonyms: help Definition: contribute to the furtherance of Usage: This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries

Similar words: boost, advance, encourage, further, promote Definition: contribute to the progress or growth of Usage: I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Synonyms: help, help oneself Definition: 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

Similar words: forbear, refrain Definition: resist doing something Usage: He refrained from hitting him back; she could not forbear weeping

Synonyms: facilitate, help Definition: be of use Usage: This will help to prevent accidents

Similar words: serve Definition: contribute or conduce to Usage: The scandal served to increase his popularity