present participle of guide

Synonyms & Antonyms of guiding

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 for guiding

Words Related to guiding

Phrases Synonymous with guiding

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

Synonyms for guiding

Words Related to guiding

Phrases Synonymous with guiding

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 for guiding

Words Related to guiding

Near Antonyms for guiding

Antonyms for guiding

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about guiding

Cite this Entry

“Guiding.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on guiding

Nglish: Translation of guiding for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of guiding for Arabic Speakers

Comments on guiding

What made you want to look up guiding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!