Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Help
  1. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
  2. a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there''s no help for it"
  3. a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
  4. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
  5. improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
  6. improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
  7. help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  8. take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
  9. give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
  10. contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
  11. 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"
  12. be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"
Similar Words: aid, assist, assistance, avail, service, assistant, helper, supporter, serve, help oneself, facilitate


Hyponyms: self-help, facilitation, hand, helping hand, recourse, resort, refuge, thanks, financial aid, relief, succor, succour, ministration, lift, service, accommodation, boost, encouragement, support, coadjutor, accomplice, confederate, aide, auxiliary, attendant, attender, tender, dental assistant, deputy, lieutenant, dresser, actor's assistant, event planner, facilitator, girl Friday, hatchet man, enforcer, instrument, pawn, cat's-paw, labor coach, monitrice, underboss, mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model, poser, paraprofessional, powder monkey, prompter, theater prompter, right-hand man, chief assistant, man Friday, secretary, secretarial assistant, sidesman, subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier, water boy, waterer, whipper-in, bring around, cure, heal, benefit, do good, facilitate, ease, alleviate, serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist, benefact, help out, subserve, expedite, hasten, avail, care, give care, bootstrap


Grouped Verbs: serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish


Derivational Morphology: aid, facilitate, assist, serve, attend to, wait on, attend, avail, support, back up, care, attention, tending, assistance, helping, portion, serving, waiter, server, assistant, helper, supporter, benefactor, facilitation


Language Translations:
Basque: lagundu   Bulgarian: помагам  
Catalan: ajuda and ajudar and socors   Chinese: and 救命  
Danish: hjælp   Dutch: help and helpen and hulp  
Esperanto: helpi and helpo and helpu min   Estonian: abi and aitama  
Finnish: apua and auttaa and ohje   French: aide and aider and au secours  
Frisian: help and helpe   German: helfen and Hilfe  
Greek: βοήθεια and βοηθώ   Hebrew: עזרה  
Hungarian: segít and segítség   Icelandic: hjálp and hjálpa  
Ido: helpar and helpo   Indonesian: bantu  
Interlingua: adjuta and adjutar   Italian: aiutare and aiuto  
Japanese: 助け and 助けて and 助ける   Kurdish: hewar  
Latin: auxilium   Lithuanian: gelbėkit and padėti and pagalba  
Malayalam: സഹായം   Maltese: ajjut and għajnuna  
Norwegian: hjelp   Polish: pomagać and pomoc and pomocy  
Portuguese: ajuda and ajudar and socorro   Romanian: ajuta and ajutor  
Russian: помогать and помогите and помощь   Slovene: na pomoč and pomagati and pomoč  
Spanish: ayuda and ayudar and ¡socorro   Swahili: kusaidia and msaada  
Swedish: hjälp and hjälpa   Tagalog: tumulong  
Telugu: సహాయపడు and సహాయము   Thai: ช่วยเหลือ  
Turkish: yardım and yardım etmek   Vietnamese: giúp  
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