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guide

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of guide

  1. one that accompanies another for protection, guidance, or as a courtesy followed our guide through the dangerous mountain trails Synonyms of guide attendant, companion, guard, escortWords Related to guide chaperone (or chaperon), squire; shadow, sidekick; conductor, leader, pilot; convoy, courier, honor guard, outrider


guide

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of guide

  1. 1 to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed the pastry chef guided her through the creation of the wedding cake, showing her how to ice the layers, fashion the elaborate decorations, and assemble the whole shebang Synonyms of guide coach, counsel, lead, mentor, pilot, shepherd, show, tutor Words Related to guide godfather; direct, engineer, steer, sway; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see, squire; oversee, superintend, supervise; drill, train; brief, enlighten, inform; instruct, school, teach, tutor; inculcate, indoctrinate; cultivate, foster, nurture Phrases walk through

  2. 2 to look after and make decisions about thought the new superintendent would guide the school system well Synonyms of guide administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, conduct, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendWords Related to guide care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage

  3. 3 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front would be happy to guide you folks to the historic part of town Synonyms of guide conduct, direct, lead, marshal (also marshall), pilot, route, show, steer, usherWords Related to guide precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms of guide dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms of guide follow, trail

Synonym Discussion of guide

guide, lead, steer, pilot, engineer mean to direct in a course or show the way to be followed. guide implies intimate knowledge of the way and of all its difficulties and dangers.
    • guided the scouts through the cave
lead implies showing the way and often keeping those that follow under control and in order.
    • led his team to victory
steer implies an ability to keep to a course and stresses the capacity of maneuvering correctly.
    • steered the ship through a narrow channel
pilot suggests guidance over a dangerous or complicated course.
    • piloted the bill through the Senate
engineer implies finding ways to avoid or overcome difficulties in achieving an end or carrying out a plan.
    • engineered his son's election to the governorship

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