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help

 
 
pronunciation:
help
parts of speech:
verb, noun, interjection
phrases:
help out
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part of speech: verb
inflections: helped, helping, helps
definition 1: to do part of the work for someone.
I helped my friends move to a new apartment.
synonyms:
aid, assist
antonyms:
handicap
similar words:
accommodate, back, contribute to, encourage, favor, nurse, promote, relieve, speed, support
definition 2: to save someone from harm or danger.
We all tried to help him when he fell.
synonyms:
rescue, save
similar words:
aid, deliver
definition 3: to avoid or keep from doing something.
I could not help noticing that his hair was dirty.Don't walk those streets at night if you can help it.
synonyms:
avoid
similar words:
stop
definition 4: to take for yourself.
Help yourself to some pie.
similar words:
take
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of giving help.
The house is on fire! Call for help!
synonyms:
aid
similar words:
contribution, cooperation, favor, hand, promotion, relief, support
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express serious trouble.
Help! I'm drowning!
phrase: help out
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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