help


help

verb

Definition of HELP

1
to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end <offered to help her widowed father when he moved into an apartment>
Synonyms abet, aid, assist, back, backstop, prop (up), support
Phrases bear a hand, to stand one in good stead
Antonyms hinder
2
to make more bearable or less severe <the new ointment didn't help Josh's sunburn one bit>
3
4
to provide with something useful or desirable <being independently wealthy certainly helped him during his years as a struggling young artist>
5
to make better <some minor revisions would help this essay immensely>
Antonyms worsen

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