Synonyms for help

Synonyms for (noun) help

Synonyms: aid, assist, assistance, help

Definition: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Usage: he gave me an assist with the housework; could not walk without assistance; rescue party went to their aid; offered his help in unloading

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: help, avail, service

Definition: a means of serving

Usage: of no avail; there's no help for it

Similar words: helpfulness

Definition: the property of providing useful assistance


Synonyms: help, assistance, aid

Definition: a resource

Usage: visual aids in teaching

Similar words: resource

Definition: a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

Usage: the local library is a valuable resource


Synonyms: assistant, help, helper, supporter

Definition: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Usage: my invaluable assistant; they hired additional help to finish the work

Similar words: worker

Definition: a person who works at a specific occupation

Usage: he is a good worker

Synonyms for (verb) help

Synonyms: aid, help

Definition: improve the condition of

Usage: These pills will help the patient

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: help

Definition: improve; change for the better

Usage: New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: serve, help

Definition: help to some food; help with food or drink

Usage: I served him three times, and after that he helped himself

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply

Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests


Synonyms: avail, help

Definition: take or use

Usage: She helped herself to some of the office supplies

Similar words: work, exploit

Definition: use or manipulate to one's advantage

Usage: He exploit the new taxation system; She knows how to work the system; he works his parents for sympathy


Synonyms: assist, aid, help

Definition: give help or assistance; be of service

Usage: Everyone helped out during the earthquake; Can you help me carry this table?; She never helps around the house

Similar words: back up, support

Definition: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

Usage: She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up


Synonyms: help

Definition: contribute to the furtherance of

Usage: This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries

Similar words: boost, advance, encourage, further, promote

Definition: contribute to the progress or growth of

Usage: I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom


Synonyms: help, help oneself

Definition: abstain from doing; always used with a negative

Usage: I can't help myself--I have to smoke; She could not help watching the sad spectacle

Similar words: forbear, refrain

Definition: resist doing something

Usage: He refrained from hitting him back; she could not forbear weeping


Synonyms: facilitate, help

Definition: be of use

Usage: This will help to prevent accidents

Similar words: serve

Definition: contribute or conduce to

Usage: The scandal served to increase his popularity