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help

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2 a thing that helps

  • the computer is a great help for writing reports
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3 a body of persons at work or available for work

  • itʼs 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

  • offered to help her widowed father when he 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 didnʼt help Joshʼs 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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