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Plural form of aide
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Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
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  1. Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
  2. Information communicated; news:
  3. Letter of advice
The association of a number of people in an enterprise for mutual benefits or profits
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  1. The association of a number of people in an enterprise for mutual benefits or profits
  2. The association of persons or businesses for common, usually economic, benefit.
  3. Alternative spelling of cooperation.
Any of various processes for guiding the path of a vehicle or missile, by means of built-in equipment.
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  1. Any of various processes for guiding the path of a vehicle or missile, by means of built-in equipment.
  2. Counseling, such as that provided for students seeking advice about vocational and educational matters.
  3. Advice or counselling on some topic
To give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve
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  1. To give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve
To receive advantage; profit
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  1. To receive advantage; profit
  2. To be helpful or useful to.
  3. To derive benefit:
To urge on or encourage by cheers
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  1. To urge on or encourage by cheers
  2. To fill with joy, good spirits, and hope; gladden; comfort
  3. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
To urge, encourage, or help (a person):
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  1. To urge, encourage, or help (a person):
  2. To actively, knowingly, and/or intentionally aid, encourage, incite, instigate, or otherwise support the commission of an act. To actively, knowingly, and/or intentionally aid, encourage, incite, instigate, or otherwise support the commission of an act.
  3. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
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  1. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  2. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  3. To keep in existence; sustain:
To sustain or bolster
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  1. To sustain or bolster
  2. To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
  3. To place or lean (something) against a support
To buoy up or hearten:
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  1. To buoy up or hearten:
  2. To prop up as with a bolster; support, strengthen, or reinforce
  3. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
  3. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
The work of keeping something in proper condition; upkeep:
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  1. The work of keeping something in proper condition; upkeep:
  2. Means of support or sustenance; livelihood
  3. The act of maintaining or the state of being maintained:
The supporting of life or health; maintenance or means of livelihood:
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  1. The supporting of life or health; maintenance or means of livelihood:
  2. Something, especially food, that sustains life or health:
  3. One's means of livelihood; maintenance; support
The act of nourishing.
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  1. The act of nourishing.
  2. Something that nourishes; food; nutriment
  3. The act of nourishing or the state of being nourished
To provide assistance, support, or relief:
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  1. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
  2. To give help or relief (to); assist
To work with as a helper or assistant
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  1. To work with as a helper or assistant
  2. To give help to; aid
To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
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  1. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
  2. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  3. To hold aloft; raise:
To inform; notify:
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  1. To inform; notify:
  2. To give advice
  3. To discuss something and get advice; consult (with a person)
To give support to; foster:
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  1. To give support to; foster:
  2. To foster, give help or patronage
  3. To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
  2. (Idiomatic) To remain loyal or faithful to.
  3. To do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.
To combine so as to produce an effect
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  1. To combine so as to produce an effect
  2. To acquiesce willingly; be compliant:
  3. To work or act together toward a common end or purpose.
To treat in a condescending manner, often in showing interest or kindness that is insincere:
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  1. To treat in a condescending manner, often in showing interest or kindness that is insincere:
  2. To go to as a customer, especially on a regular basis:
  3. To act as a patron toward; sponsor; support
To become a friend of, to make friends with.
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  1. To become a friend of, to make friends with.
  2. (Dated) To act as a friend to, to assist.
  3. To act as a friend to; help
To provide lodging for:
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  1. To provide lodging for:
  2. To have enough space for:
  3. To adapt oneself; become adjusted:
To strengthen the spirits, courage, etc. of; comfort; buoy up; encourage
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  1. To strengthen the spirits, courage, etc. of; comfort; buoy up; encourage
  2. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
  3. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
(Idiomatic) To help or assist, especially voluntarily.
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(Idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
  2. To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic, slang, with of) To leave (not attend at all) a place or a situation, especially quickly or when the situation has become undesirable.
(Chess) To convert (a pawn that has crossed the board and reached the end row) to a more powerful piece
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  1. (Chess) To convert (a pawn that has crossed the board and reached the end row) to a more powerful piece
  2. To raise or advance to a higher position or rank
  3. To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
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  1. To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
  2. To sign (one's name) as payee on the back of (a check, money order, etc.)
  3. To write on the back of (a document)
To give official authorization or approval to:
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  1. To give official authorization or approval to:
  2. To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
  3. A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
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  1. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
But for one other; save one:
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  1. But for one other; save one:
  2. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  3. In the second order, place, or rank:
In addition; furthermore:
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  1. In addition; furthermore:
  2. To give aid to; promote
  3. At or to a greater distance or more remote point in space or time; farther
To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
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  1. To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
To increase; raise:
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  1. To increase; raise:
  2. To urge others to support; promote
  3. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
To remain ready to serve; wait.
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  1. To remain ready to serve; wait.
  2. To take care of (a sick person, for example).
  3. To serve as doctor to during an illness
To foster the development of; promote:
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  1. To foster the development of; promote:
  2. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
  3. To foster; develop; promote (a feeling, attitude, habit, etc.)
To try to heal; apply medicine to
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  1. To try to heal; apply medicine to
  2. (Informal) To give medical treatment to:
  3. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of:
To serve someone.
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  1. To serve someone.
  2. (Colloquial) To wait for an event.
To provide for; supply with something needed:
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  1. To provide for; supply with something needed:
  2. To have enough space for:
  3. To provide lodging for:
  1. (Informal) had better (see phrase below)
  2. To make better; improve:
  3. To a greater extent or degree:
To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition:
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  1. To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition:
  2. To indicate or mark the errors in:
  3. To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
To free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
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  1. To free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
  2. To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress:
  3. To move or proceed with little effort:
To give help or relief (to); assist
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  1. To give help or relief (to); assist
  2. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
To work with as a helper or assistant
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  1. To work with as a helper or assistant
  2. To give help to; aid
To assist in further development or progress:
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  1. To assist in further development or progress:
  2. To increase; raise:
  3. To urge others to support; promote
To give aid or assistance to
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  1. To give aid or assistance to
  2. To furnish assistance or aid to:
  3. To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve
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  1. To give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve
To make or become better; improve:
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  1. To make or become better; improve:
To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.
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  1. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.
  2. To improve one's conduct
  3. To change for the better; improve:
  1. (Informal) had better (see phrase below)
  2. To make better; improve:
  3. To a greater extent or degree:
To raise to a better quality or condition; make better
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  1. To raise to a better quality or condition; make better
  2. (Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
  3. To become better in quality or condition
To make or become better; improve; ameliorate
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  1. To make or become better; improve; ameliorate
  2. To grow better.
The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
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  1. The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
(Eng. History) A payment in money made by a vassal to his lord
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  1. (Eng. History) A payment in money made by a vassal to his lord
  2. The act or result of helping; assistance:
  3. Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
(Baseball) The act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a teammate can make a putout
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  1. (Baseball) The act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a teammate can make a putout
  2. An instance or act of helping
  3. (Basketball, Ice Hockey) The act of a player who passes the ball or puck in such a way that a teammate scores
The act of assisting.
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  1. The act of assisting.
  2. Aid; help:
A conventional drawing of a hand () used on signposts, etc.
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  1. A conventional drawing of a hand () used on signposts, etc.
  2. A manner or way of performing something:
  3. An influence or effect:
Assistance or help given to those who are in need; especially financial assistance provided by the state.
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  1. Assistance or help given to those who are in need; especially financial assistance provided by the state.
  2. The person or persons bringing such release by taking over a post
  3. Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
Aid; help; relief
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  1. Aid; help; relief
  2. Assistance in time of distress; relief.
  3. A person or thing that succors
A person or thing that supports
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  1. A person or thing that supports
  2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  3. The act of supporting:
A subsidy granted to the king for a special purpose
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  1. A subsidy granted to the king for a special purpose
  2. Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
  3. The act or result of helping; assistance:
One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
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  1. One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
  2. A person who attends or serves
  3. A person present
One who helps; an aide.
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  1. One who helps; an aide.
  2. (Singapore) A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family, or in a market.
  3. A person or thing that helps; esp., an assisting worker who is more or less unskilled
Someone who fills in for another.
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  1. Someone who fills in for another.
  2. One that provides relief.
  3. (Baseball) A relief pitcher.
To or toward an earlier time
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  1. To or toward an earlier time
  2. To have the back in a certain place or direction
  3. In, to, or toward a former location:
To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay
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  1. To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay
  2. To enhance or improve one's condition, status, capabilities, etc.
  3. To replace an existing object with something better

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
Find another word for help. In this page you can discover 114 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for help, like: aides, advice, cooperation, guidance, representatives, do a service, succor, back up, benefit, do one's part and cheer.