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Help meaning

help - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. contribute to the furtherance of; " This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, " Help me scale yon balcony."
  4. 4. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
  5. 5. To change for the better; to remedy.
  6. 6. To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
  7. 7. To forbear; to avoid.
  8. 8. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.
  9. 9. To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.
  10. 10. Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
  11. 11. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
  12. 12. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
  13. 13. To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; - sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.
  14. 14. Aid; support; relief; avoidance.
  15. 15. To aid; assist; remedy; prevent.
  16. 16. To give assistance; avoid.

help - examples of usage

  1. I asked once to help her.
  2. " How could I help it? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. If I could help you I would go back with you. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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