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Another word for help

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Verb
  1. To give support or assistance.

  2. To advance to a more desirable state

    See also:

    help

Noun
  1. The act or an instance of helping

      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. Assistance in time of distress; relief.
      2. One that affords assistance or relief:
      3. To give assistance to in time of want, difficulty, or distress:
      1. The easing of a pain, distress, or anxiety:
      2. Something that alleviates pain, distress, or anxiety:
      3. Aid in time of danger:
      1. The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb.
      2. A homologous or similar part in other animals, as the terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates.
      3. A unit of length equal to 4 inches (10.2 centimeters), used especially to specify the height of a horse.
      1. The act of assisting.
      2. Aid; help:
      1. to give help to; aid
      2. to work with as a helper or assistant
      3. to give help; aid
      1. To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
      2. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
      3. The act or result of helping; assistance:
      1. The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
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    help

  2. A person who helps

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    help

Another word for help

Noun
  1. Assistance

      1. The act or process of guiding.
      2. Counseling, such as that provided for students seeking advice about vocational and educational matters.
      3. Any of various processes for guiding the path of a vehicle or missile, by means of built-in equipment.
      1. The act or practice of cooperating.
      2. The association of persons or businesses for common, usually economic, benefit.
      1. Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
      2. Information communicated; news:
    See also:

    aid

  2. Physical relief

Verb
  1. To aid

  2. To assist in recovery

      1. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.
      2. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
      3. A person who has earned the highest academic degree, usually a PhD, awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline.
      1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
      2. To foster the development of; promote:
      3. To keep alive; maintain:
      1. To be present at:
      2. To go regularly to:
      3. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result:
  3. To serve at table

    See also:

    serve

  4. To improve

    See also:

    improve

Synonym Study

  • Succor suggests timely help to one in distress to succor a besieged city
  • Aid and assist are somewhat more formal and weaker, assist esp. implying a subordinate role in the helper and less need for help she assisted him in his experiments
  • Help is the simplest and strongest of these words meaning to supply another with whatever is necessary to accomplish his or her ends or relieve his or her wants