Thesaurus

help

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of help

  1. 1 an act or instance of helping I could use your help getting this tire back on the car Synonyms of help abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, lift, support Words Related to help advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succor Near Antonyms of help constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragement Antonyms of help hindrance

  2. 2 a thing that helps the computer is a great help for writing reports Synonyms of help advantage, aid, asset, benefit, boon Words Related to help hand, lift, pick-me-up; support, sustenance; blessing, godsend, windfall; recourse, refuge, resort, resource Near Antonyms of help constraint, inhibitor, liability, obstacle, obstruction, restraint, stranglehold Antonyms of help disadvantage, drawback, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, minus

  3. 3 a body of persons at work or available for work it's so hard to get good help these days Synonyms of help force, labor force, manpower, personnel, pool, staff, workforceWords Related to help labor, proletariat, rank and file; band, company, crew, gang, outfit, party, squad, team; employee (also employe), helper, hireling, worker; blood; support


help

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of help

  1. 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 Synonyms of help abet, aid, assist, back, backstop, prop (up), support Words Related to help advance, ease, facilitate, forward, foster, further, launch; champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, promote, sponsor; attend, care (for), comfort, minister (to), succor; sustain; bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce (also reenforce); advise, counsel, guide, mentor, nurture; bail out, deliver, rescue, save; embolden, encourage, hearten; benefit, favor, oblige, profit, serve Phrases bear a hand, to stand one in good stead Near Antonyms of help balk, bar, block, constrain, hamper, handicap, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, restrain, strangle; baffle, foil, frustrate, inconvenience, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down; discourage, dishearten; repress, retard, stifle, straiten, stunt; damage, harm, hurt, injure Antonyms of help hinder

  2. 2 to make more bearable or less severe the new ointment didn't help Josh's sunburn one bit Synonyms of help allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, mitigate, mollify, palliate, relieve, soothe Words Related to help abate, lighten, moderate, soften, temper; cure, heal, remedy; amend, correct, emend, fix, mend, rectify, reform, repair; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine Near Antonyms of help harm, hurt, impair, injure; heighten, intensify, sharpen Antonyms of help aggravate, exacerbate

  3. 3 to keep from happening by taking action in advance they couldn't help the way things turned out Synonyms of help avert, forestall, head off, prevent, obviate, preclude, stave offWords Related to help anticipate, provide; negate, neutralize, nullify; save; baffle, balk, checkmate, deter, foil, frustrate, thwart; bar, block, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), retard, stall; deflect, fend (off), stop, ward (off); avoid, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, shake, shirk, shun; forbid, inhibit, prohibit; arrest, check, halt, stop; compensate (for), counteract, counterbalance, make up (for), offsetNear Antonyms of help abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smooth, unclog; advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote; allow, leave, let, permit

  4. 4 to provide with something useful or desirable being independently wealthy certainly helped him during his years as a struggling young artist Synonyms of help advantage, avail, benefit, profit, serveWords Related to help succeed, work (for); aid, assist; better, improve; content, delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; blessNear Antonyms of help hinder, impede; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure; afflict, distress, upset

  5. 5 to make better some minor revisions would help this essay immensely Synonyms of help ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine, upgradeWords Related to help correct, emend, rectify, reform, remediate, remedy; edit, fine-tune, redraft, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, revamp, revise, rework; beef (up), boost, fortify, intensify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; fine, hone, polish; retouch, touch upNear Antonyms of help damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate; blemish, blight, deface, disfigure, flaw, mar; diminish, lessen, lower, reduceAntonyms of help worsen



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