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I - noun
1. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose (Freq. 20)
- he gave me an assist with the housework
- could not walk without assistance
- rescue party went to their aid
- offered his help in unloading
Syn:
aid, assist, assistance
Derivationally related forms:
assist (for: assistance), assist (for: assist)
Hypernyms:
activity
Hyponyms:
self-help, facilitation, hand, helping hand, recourse,
resort, refuge, thanks, relief, succor, succour,
ministration, lift, service, accommodation, boost, encouragement,
comfort, support
2. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose (Freq. 3)
- my invaluable assistant
- they hired additional help to finish the work
Syn:
assistant, helper, supporter
Derivationally related forms:
support (for: supporter), help (for: helper), assistant (for: assistant), assist (for: assistant)
Hypernyms:
worker
Hyponyms:
coadjutor, accomplice, confederate, aide, auxiliary,
attendant, attender, tender, bat boy, dental assistant, deputy,
lieutenant, dresser, actor's assistant, event planner, facilitator, flower girl,
girl Friday, hatchet man, enforcer, instrument, pawn, cat's-paw,
labor coach, birthing coach, doula, monitrice, underboss, mannequin,
manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model, poser,
paraprofessional, powder monkey, prompter, theater prompter, right-hand man, chief assistant,
man Friday, secretary, secretarial assistant, sidesman, subordinate, subsidiary,
underling, foot soldier, water boy, waterer, whipper-in
3. a resource (Freq. 1)
- visual aids in teaching
Syn:
aid, assistance
Derivationally related forms:
aid (for: aid)
Hypernyms:
resource
4. a means of serving (Freq. 1)
- of no avail
- there's no help for it
Syn:
avail, service
Derivationally related forms:
avail (for: avail)
Hypernyms:
helpfulness

II - verb
1. give help or assistance;
be of service (Freq. 183)
- Everyone helped out during the earthquake
- Can you help me carry this table?
- She never helps around the house
Syn:
assist, aid
Derivationally related forms:
aid (for: aid), assistive (for: assist), assistant (for: assist), assist (for: assist), assistance (for: assist), helper
Hypernyms:
support, back up
Hyponyms:
facilitate, ease, alleviate, serve, attend to,
wait on, attend, assist, benefact, help out, subserve,
succor, succour, expedite, hasten, avail, care,
give care, bootstrap
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
- They help him to write the letter
2. improve the condition of (Freq. 23)
- These pills will help the patient
Syn:
aid
Derivationally related forms:
aid (for: aid)
Hypernyms:
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
Hyponyms:
bring around, cure, heal, benefit, do good
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
3. be of use (Freq. 19)
- This will help to prevent accidents
Syn:
facilitate
Derivationally related forms:
facilitation (for: facilitate)
Hypernyms:
serve
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
- It ----s that CLAUSE
- Something ----s INFINITIVE (for: facilitate)
- Something ----s INFINITIVE
- Sam cannot help Sue
4. abstain from doing;
always used with a negative (Freq. 5)
- I can't help myself--I have to smoke
- She could not help watching the sad spectacle
Syn:
help oneself
Hypernyms:
refrain, forbear
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s VERB-ing
5. help to some food;
help with food or drink (Freq. 2)
- I served him three times, and after that he helped himself
Syn:
serve
Derivationally related forms:
helping, server (for: serve), serving (for: serve)
Hypernyms:
provide, supply, ply, cater
Verb Group:
serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Sam cannot help Sue
6. contribute to the furtherance of
- This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries
Derivationally related forms:
helper
Hypernyms:
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
7. take or use
- She helped herself to some of the office supplies
Syn:
avail
Derivationally related forms:
available (for: avail)
Hypernyms:
exploit, work
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- They help themselves
8. improve;
change for the better
- New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture
Hypernyms:
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something

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