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help

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2 a thing that helps
  • The blender is a great help for making smoothies.
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3 a body of persons at work or available for work
  • It's so hard to get good help these days.
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help

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1 to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end
  • We offered to help her when she moved into an apartment.
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bear a hand, to stand one in good stead

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2 to make more bearable or less severe
  • The new ointment didn't help Josh's sunburn one bit.
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4 to provide with something useful or desirable
  • Being independently wealthy certainly helped him during his years as a struggling young artist.
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5 to make better
  • Some minor revisions would help this essay immensely.
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improve, better, help, ameliorate mean to make more acceptable or to bring nearer a standard. improve and better are general and interchangeable and apply to what can be made better whether it is good or bad.
    • measures to further improve the quality of medical care
    • immigrants hoping to better their lot
help implies a bettering that still leaves room for improvement.
    • a coat of paint would help that house
ameliorate implies making more tolerable or acceptable conditions that are hard to endure.
    • tried to ameliorate the lives of people in the tenements


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