Synonyms of help


1. aid, assist, assistance, help, activity

usage: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"

2. assistant, helper, help, supporter, worker

usage: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"

3. aid, assistance, help, resource

usage: a resource; "visual aids in teaching"

4. avail, help, service, helpfulness

usage: a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"


1. help, assist, aid, support, back up

usage: give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"

2. help, aid, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

usage: improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"

3. help, facilitate, serve

usage: be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"

4. help oneself, help, refrain, forbear

usage: abstain from doing; always used with a negative; "I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle"

5. serve, help, provide, supply, ply, cater

usage: help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

6. help, promote, advance, boost, further, encourage

usage: contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

7. avail, help, exploit, work

usage: take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"

8. help, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

usage: improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"

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Definition and meaning of help (Dictionary)