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one that accompanies another for protection, guidance, or as a courtesy
  • followed our guide through the dangerous mountain trails

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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

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2 to look after and make decisions about
  • thought the new superintendent would guide the school system well

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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

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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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The first known use of guide was in the 14th century

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“Guide.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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