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Dictionary definition for: Help

1. (n) 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. (v) 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"

3. (n) a resource; "visual aids in teaching" "economic assistance to depressed areas"

4. (v) be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"

5. (n) a means of serving; "of no avail" "there''s no help for it"

6. (v) improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) 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"

9. (v) contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

10. (v) improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"

11. (v) help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

12. (v) take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"

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