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help

help

 
pronunciation:
help
parts of speech:
verb, noun, interjection
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part of speech: verb
inflections: helped, helping, helps
definition 1: to aid or assist.
I helped my mother set the table.
synonyms:
aid, assist
antonyms:
hamper, handicap, hinder
similar words:
accommodate, back, benefit, collaborate with, contribute to, ease, encourage, facilitate, favor, forward, further, nurse, oblige, promote, relieve, soothe, speed, support
definition 2: to avoid or keep from (usually used with "can" or "cannot").
I could not help noticing that his socks didn't match.Don't walk those streets at night if you can help it.
synonyms:
avoid, keep from
similar words:
abstain from, shun, stop
definition 3: to take for oneself.
Help yourself to the pie.
similar words:
take
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of giving assistance.
When they had a lot of planting to do, she offered her help.
synonyms:
aid, assistance, service
similar words:
boon, boost, contribution, cooperation, encouragement, favor, hand, kindness, promotion, relief, support
definition 2: one who gives assistance.
She is a big help to her mother.
synonyms:
aid, aide, assistant
antonyms:
hindrance
similar words:
attendant, auxiliary, deputy, encouragement, resort
definition 3: a worker or group of workers. The word "help" is often used for maids, cooks, and servants.
He gave the help a day off.
synonyms:
employees, staff
similar words:
assistant, attendant, hand, personnel, servant, worker
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express trouble; a signal for rescue.
Help! I'm drowning!
Word Builder: help +
  • helper:
    a person or thing that helps.
  • helpful:
    able and willing to give help.
  • helpless:
    needing help.
  • help wanted:
    a notice asking for people to apply for a job.
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