Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun help

4 senses of help

Sense 1
aid, assist, assistance, help -- (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")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
assistant, helper, help, supporter -- (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")
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")

Sense 3
aid, assistance, help -- (a resource; "visual aids in teaching")
       => resource -- (a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource")

Sense 4
avail, help, service -- (a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it")
       => helpfulness -- (the property of providing useful assistance)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb help

8 senses of help

Sense 1
help, assist, aid -- (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")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 2
help, aid -- (improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 3
help, facilitate -- (be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents")
       => serve -- (contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity")

Sense 4
help oneself, help -- (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")
       => refrain, forbear -- (resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping")

Sense 5
serve, help -- (help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself")
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 6
help -- (contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries")
       => promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

Sense 7
avail, help -- (take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies")
       => 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")

Sense 8
help -- (improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

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