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" Synonyms: aid, assist, assistance,
a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there''s no help for it" Synonyms: avail, service,
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" Synonyms: assistant, helper, supporter,
improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient" Synonyms: aid,
improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself" Synonyms: serve,
take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies" Synonyms: avail,
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" Synonyms: assist, aid,
contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
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" Synonyms: help oneself,
be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents" Synonyms: facilitate,