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Synonyms for help

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aid, assist, assistance, help(noun)

    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"

    service, supporter, assistance, attention, financial aid, care, assist, helper, economic aid, avail, assistant, tending, aid

  2. assistant, helper, help, supporter(noun)

    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"

    friend, garter, assist, aid, supporter, patron, booster, avail, champion, assistance, suspensor, benefactor, jock, helper, jockstrap, admirer, assistant, service, sponsor, athletic supporter, protagonist

  3. aid, assistance, help(noun)

    a resource

    "visual aids in teaching"

    service, supporter, assistance, attention, financial aid, care, assist, helper, economic aid, avail, assistant, tending, aid

  4. avail, help, service(verb)

    a means of serving

    "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"

    serve, servicing, religious service, assist, serving, supporter, aid, overhaul, avail, assistance, inspection and repair, armed service, divine service, helper, table service, service, service of process, assistant, military service

  5. help, assist, aid(verb)

    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"

    attend to, help oneself, serve, assist, attend, wait on, facilitate, avail, aid

  6. help, aid(verb)

    improve the condition of

    "These pills will help the patient"

    help oneself, aid, avail, assist, serve, facilitate

  7. help, facilitate(verb)

    be of use

    "This will help to prevent accidents"

    aid, alleviate, help oneself, ease, serve, assist, facilitate, avail

  8. help oneself, help(verb)

    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"

    help oneself, aid, avail, assist, serve, facilitate

  9. serve, help(verb)

    help to some food; help with food or drink

    "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

    serve, avail, process, help oneself, dish up, answer, dish out, function, attend to, suffice, attend, service, aid, assist, serve up, facilitate, wait on, serve well, swear out, dish, do

  10. help(verb)

    contribute to the furtherance of

    "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

    help oneself, aid, avail, assist, serve, facilitate

  11. avail, help(verb)

    take or use

    "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"

    help oneself, aid, avail, assist, serve, facilitate

  12. help(verb)

    improve; change for the better

    "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"

    help oneself, aid, avail, assist, serve, facilitate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. help

    Help expresses greater dependence and deeper need than aid. In extremity we say "God help me!" rather than "God aid me!" In time of danger we cry "help! help!" rather than "aid! aid!" To aid is to second another's own exertions. We can speak of helping the helpless, but not of aiding them. Help includes aid, but aid may fall short of the meaning of help. In law to aid or abet makes one a principal. (Compare synonyms for ACCESSORY.) To cooperate is to aid as an equal; to assist implies a subordinate and secondary relation. One assists a fallen friend to rise; he cooperates with him in helping others. Encourage refers to mental aid, as uphold now usually does; succor and support, oftenest to material assistance. We encourage the timid or despondent, succor the endangered, support the weak, uphold those who else might be shaken or cast down. Compare ABET; PROMOTE.

    abet, aid, assist, befriend, cooperate, encourage, foster, second, stand by, succor, support, sustain, uphold

    counteract, discourage, oppose, resist, thwart, withstand

    Help in an enterprise with money; help to success; against the enemy.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. help(v)

    aid, succor, remedy, prevent, avoid, assist, promote, cooperate, relieve, second

    oppose, obstruct, aggravate, incur

Editors Contribution

  1. service

    thank you for your service

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. help(v. a.)

    relieve, succor, serve

  2. help(v. a.)

    assist, support, aid, second, back, abet, co-operate with, take part with

  3. help(v. a.)

    remedy, cure, heal

  4. help(v. a.)

    prevent, hinder, withstand, resist, repress, control

  5. help(v. a.)

    avoid, forbear, refrain from

  6. help(v. n.)

    lend aid, contribute assistance, give one a lift

  7. help(n.)

    assistance, aid, succor, support

  8. help(n.)

    remedy, relief

  9. help(n.)

    helper, assistant

  10. help(n.)

    [U. S.] domestic, house-servant (particularly a maid-servant)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. help(n)

    aid, assistance, succor, support, facilitation, backing, subsidy, subvention, coöperation, remedy, relief, cure, restorative

  2. help(v)

    abet, assist, befriend, succor, aid, coöperate, collaborate, second, facilitate, subsidize, remedy, ameliorate, alleviate, promote, further

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "help":

    assist, aid, assistance, helping, contribute, assisting, support, helps, assists, facilitate, 'aide, enable, aiuto, aiding, 'aiuto, relief, assisted, allow, pomoc, helped

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  1. help

How to use help in a sentence?

  1. Chad Houser:

    We refocused the mission really, by listening to the community, we received a lot of calls from folks asking for help in specifically feeding food insecure students that were dependent upon school meals for their basic nutritional needs.

  2. Adam Neumann:

    As one of the world's largest physical networks, it is our responsibility to help lead the way and set the global example for people and corporations on how we should take care of each other and of our planet, partly due to technology and partly due to the times we live in, the world has never felt smaller and yet more people than ever are sharing that they feel alone.

  3. Peterson Lent:

    We need to turn child welfare financing on its head so that states can use some dollars for proven programs that help prevent that tragedy, that help prevent a need for children to enter foster care.

  4. Stephen Qi Jun:

    Until now, personal users could only buy fuel at the gas station and if they thought that prices were at very low levels and wanted to secure or hedge their fuel at low levels, there was no way to do that, we are launching this new innovation to help millions of consumers hedge their own consumption of fuel.

  5. Suzanne Scholte:

    If they would become Women Cross the South Korea border, they could actually help stop the horrific violation of North Korean females.

Translations for help

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hulp, helpAfrikaans
  • aduya, aduyarAragonese
  • مساعدة, ساعد, عاونArabic
  • kömək etməkAzerbaijani
  • ярҙамсы, ярҙамBashkir
  • дапамога, дапамагаць, памагаць, дапамагчы, памагчыBelarusian
  • помощ, помогна, помагамBulgarian
  • সাহায্য, সাহায্য করাBengali
  • ajuda, ajudar, aidarCatalan, Valencian
  • aiutàCorsican
  • nápověda, pomocník, pomocnice, pomoc, pomoct, pomoci, pomáhatCzech
  • hjælp, hjælpeDanish
  • Hilfe, helfenGerman
  • βοήθεια, συντρέχω, βοηθάωGreek
  • helpilo, helpisto, helpo, servisto, helpanto, helpiEsperanto
  • auxilio, ayuda, socorro, ayudarSpanish
  • abi, koduabiline, abiline, abistama, aitama, panustamaEstonian
  • laguntzaile, laguntza, lagunduBasque
  • کمک, یاری, کمک کردن, یاری کردنPersian
  • apuri, apu, opastaa, auttaaFinnish
  • aide, auxiliaire, secours, aider, secourirFrench
  • help, helpeWestern Frisian
  • cuidiú, cúnamh, cabhair, cabhraigh, tug cúnamh, cuidighIrish
  • cuidichScottish Gaelic
  • axuda, axudarGalician
  • עזרה, סיוע, סייע, תרם, עזרHebrew
  • सहायता, उपकार, मदद, मदद करनाHindi
  • èd, edeHaitian Creole
  • segítség, segítHungarian
  • օգնական, օգնություն, օգնելArmenian
  • adjuta, succurso, succurrer, adjutarInterlingua
  • pertolongan, penolong, bantuan, pembantu, membantu, menahan, bantu, menolong, TolongIndonesian
  • helpo, helparIdo
  • aðstoð, hjálparhella, heimilishjálp, hjálp, fulltingi, hjálpaIcelandic
  • aiuto, ausilio, aiutareItalian
  • 手伝い, 助け, ヘルプ, 手助け, 手伝う, 助けるJapanese
  • დახმარებაGeorgian
  • жәрдем, көмек, ермек ету, көмек көрсету, көмектесу, жәрдем беру, болысуKazakh
  • ជំនួយ, ជួយKhmer
  • 도움, 돕다Korean
  • خزمه‌تکار, alîkarî, misaede, piştevanî, yarmetî, komekî, destek, یارمه‌تی, piştgirî, یارمه‌تی دانKurdish
  • көмөк, жардам, көмөк берүү, жардам кылуу, жардам берүү, жардам көрсөтүүKyrgyz
  • auxilium, adiuvō, adiūtōLatin
  • Hëllef, hëllefenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຊ່ອຍ, ຊ່ວຽLao
  • pagalba, padėtiLithuanian
  • palīgs, palīdzība, palīdze, palīdzēt, līdzētLatvian
  • помош, помошник, помошничка, помагаMacedonian
  • സഹായി, സഹായംMalayalam
  • тусламжMongolian
  • bantuan, pertolongan, bantu, tolongMalay
  • għajnunaMaltese
  • ကူညီ, ကူBurmese
  • मदत गर्नुNepali
  • hulp, helpenDutch
  • hjelp, hushjelp, hjelpe til med, hjelpe, hjelpe for, hjelpe til, bidra tilNorwegian
  • iilyeedNavajo, Navaho
  • aidar, ajudarOccitan
  • ӕххуыс кӕнынOssetian, Ossetic
  • pomoc domowa, pomoc, pomagaćPolish
  • auxílio, criado, ajuda, ajudante, criada, socorro, servente, socorrer, ajudarPortuguese
  • yanapayQuechua
  • güdar, gidar, güderRomansh
  • asistență, ajutoare, ajutor, asista, ajutaRomanian
  • помощь, помощница, помощник, помочь, помогатьRussian
  • agiudai, agiadai, agiuareSardinian
  • pȍmōć, pomòćnica, pomòćnīk, по̏мо̄ћ, pòmoći, pomágati, по̀моћи, пома́гатиSerbo-Croatian
  • උදව් කරනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • pomoc, pomôcť, pomáhaťSlovak
  • pomoč, pomočnik, pomagáč, gospodinjska pomočnica, pomagatiSlovene
  • shërbëtor, ndihmes, ndihmë, shërbëtore, asistent, kontriboAlbanian
  • bantosSundanese
  • hjälp, hjälpaSwedish
  • msaada, kusaidiaSwahili
  • உதவிTamil
  • సాయము, సహాయము, సాయం చేయు, సహాయపడుTelugu
  • комак, ёри, кумак кардан, ёри карданTajik
  • ความช่วยเหลือ, ช่วยเหลือ, ช่วยThai
  • kömek, ýardam, ýardam etmek, kömekleşmekTurkmen
  • tulong, tumulong, tulunganTagalog
  • yardım, yardımcı, yardım etmek, yardım etTurkish
  • ярдәм, ярдәм күрсәтергә, ярдәм итәргәTatar
  • допомога, допомогти, помагати, помогти, допомагатиUkrainian
  • مدد, مدد کرناUrdu
  • koʻmak, yordam, bermoq, yordamlashmoq, qarashmoq, yordam bermoqUzbek
  • hỗ trợ, giúp đỡ, trợ giúp, giúpVietnamese
  • yufVolapük
  • הילףYiddish
  • 帮帮我Chinese

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