Help

All possible synonyms of the word Help as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Avail, help, service

Definition

  • a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"

Synonyms

  • avail
  • help
  • service

Hypernyms

  • helpfulness: the property of providing useful assistance

Aid, assistance, help

Definition

  • a resource; "visual aids in teaching"

Synonyms

  • aid
  • assistance
  • help

Hypernyms

  • resource: a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"

Assistant, helper, help, supporter

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • assistant
  • helper
  • help
  • supporter

Hypernyms

  • worker: a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"

Hyponyms

  • coadjutor: an assistant to a bishop
  • accomplice, confederate: a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
  • aide, auxiliary: someone who acts as assistant
  • attendant, attender, tender: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
  • bat boy: (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
  • dental assistant: an assistant to a dentist
  • deputy, lieutenant: an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
  • dresser, actor's assistant: a wardrobe assistant for an actor
  • event planner: someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
  • facilitator: someone who makes progress easier
  • flower girl: a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
  • girl Friday: a female assistant who has a range of duties
  • hatchet man, enforcer: one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
  • instrument, pawn, cat's-paw: a person used by another to gain an end
  • labor coach, birthing coach, doula, monitrice: an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
  • underboss: an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
  • mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model: a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
  • model, poser: a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
  • paraprofessional: a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
  • powder monkey: someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
  • prompter, theater prompter: someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
  • right-hand man, chief assistant, man Friday: the most helpful assistant
  • secretary, secretarial assistant: an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
  • sidesman: (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
  • subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  • water boy, waterer: an assistant who supplies drinking water
  • whipper-in: huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds

Aid, assist, assistance, help

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • aid
  • assist
  • assistance
  • help

Hypernyms

  • activity: any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"

Hyponyms

  • self-help: the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
  • facilitation: act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
  • hand, helping hand: physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
  • recourse, resort, refuge: act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
  • thanks: with the help of or owing to; "thanks to hard work it was a great success"
  • relief, succor, succour, ministration: assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
  • lift: the act of giving temporary assistance
  • service: an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
  • accommodation: the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
  • boost, encouragement: the act of giving hope or support to someone
  • comfort: assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal; "it gave comfort to the enemy"
  • support: aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

Help

Definition

  • improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"

Synonyms

  • help

Hypernyms

  • better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Avail, help

Definition

  • take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"

Synonyms

  • avail
  • help

Hypernyms

  • exploit, work: use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"

Help

Definition

  • contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

Synonyms

  • help

Hypernyms

  • promote, advance, boost, further, encourage: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

Serve, help

Definition

  • help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

Synonyms

  • serve
  • help

Verb groups

  • serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish: provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"

Hypernyms

  • provide, supply, ply, cater: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

Help oneself, help

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • help oneself
  • help

Hypernyms

  • refrain, forbear: resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"

Help, facilitate

Definition

  • be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"

Synonyms

  • help
  • facilitate

Hypernyms

  • serve: contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity"

Help, aid

Definition

  • improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"

Synonyms

  • help
  • aid

Hypernyms

  • better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Hyponyms

  • bring around, cure, heal: provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
  • benefit, do good: be beneficial for; "This will do you good"

Help, assist, aid

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • help
  • assist
  • aid

Hypernyms

  • support, back up: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"

Hyponyms

  • facilitate, ease, alleviate: make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  • serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist: work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"
  • benefact: help as a benefactor; "The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of"
  • help out: be of help, as in a particular situation of need; "Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"
  • subserve: be helpful or useful
  • succor, succour: help in a difficult situation
  • expedite, hasten: speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"
  • avail: be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
  • care, give care: provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
  • bootstrap: help oneself, often through improvised means

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