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help

 (hĕlp)
v. helped, help·ing, helps
v.tr.
1.
a. To give assistance to (someone); make it easier for (someone) to do something; aid: She helped me with my project. I helped her find her book.
b. To give material or financial aid to: help the homeless.
c. To wait on, as in a store or restaurant: Please help the customer in aisle 20.
2.
a. To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance: tax breaks to help create jobs; new ways to help the environment; a remark that didn't help the situation.
b. To ease the pain or discomfort of; relieve: medication to help your cold.
3. To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot: couldn't help laughing.
v.intr.
1. To be of service; give assistance: I made a cake, and my friend helped.
2. To be of use or provide relief: He has a bad back, and physical therapy hasn't helped.
n.
1. The action of helping; assistance: Do you need help with that package?
2. One that helps: You've been a great help. A food processor is a help to the serious cook.
3.
a. Archaic A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
b. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
Idioms:
help (oneself) to
1. To serve or provide oneself with: Help yourself to the cookies.
2. Informal To take (something) without asking permission: The thief even helped himself to the spare change in the jar.
help (someone) off
To assist (someone) in taking off a piece of clothing: Help me off with these boots.
help (someone) on
To assist in putting on a piece of clothing: Help your grandmother on with her coat.

[Middle English helpen, from Old English helpan.]

help′er n.

help

(hɛlp)
vb
1. to assist or aid (someone to do something), esp by sharing the work, cost, or burden of something: he helped his friend to escape; she helped him climb out of the boat.
2. to alleviate the burden of (someone else) by giving assistance
3. (tr) to assist (a person) to go in a specified direction: help the old lady up from the chair.
4. to promote or contribute to: to help the relief operations.
5. to cause improvement in (a situation, person, etc): crying won't help.
6. (tr; preceded by can, could, etc; usually used with a negative)
a. to avoid or refrain from: we can't help wondering who he is.
b. (usually foll by it) to prevent or be responsible for: I can't help it if it rains.
7. to alleviate (an illness, etc)
8. (tr) to serve (a customer): can I help you, madam?.
9.
a. to serve (someone with food, etc) (usually in the phrase help oneself): may I help you to some more vegetables?; help yourself to peas.
b. to provide (oneself with) without permission: he's been helping himself to money out of the petty cash.
10. cannot help but to be unable to do anything else except: I cannot help but laugh.
11. help a person off with to assist a person in the removal of (clothes)
12. help a person on with to assist a person in the putting on of (clothes)
13. so help me
a. on my honour
b. no matter what: so help me, I'll get revenge.
n
14. the act of helping, or being helped, or a person or thing that helps: she's a great help.
15. a helping
16. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. a person hired for a job; employee, esp a farm worker or domestic servant
b. (functioning as singular) several employees collectively
17. a means of remedy: there's no help for it.
interj
used to ask for assistance
[Old English helpan; related to Old Norse hjalpa, Gothic hilpan, Old High German helfan]
ˈhelpable adj
ˈhelper n

help

(hɛlp)

v.t.
1. to save; rescue; succor: Help me, I'm falling!
2. to contribute to; facilitate or promote: to help desegregation.
3. to be useful or profitable to: Your knowledge of languages will help you in your career.
4. to refrain from; avoid (usu. prec. by can or cannot): I can't help teasing him about it.
5. to prevent or stop (usu. prec. by can or cannot): The disagreement could not be helped.
6. to make less unpleasant or monotonous; improve: A new rug might help the room.
7. to relieve (someone) in need, sickness, pain, or distress: to help the poor.
8. to alleviate; remedy: Nothing seems to help my headache.
9. to serve food or drink to: Help her to salad.
10. to serve or wait on (a customer), as in a store.
v.i.
11. to give aid; be of service or advantage: Every little bit helps.
12. help out, to assist, as during a time of need.
n.
13. the act of helping; aid or assistance; relief or succor.
14. a person or thing that helps: You were a tremendous help after the fire.
15. a hired helper; employee.
16. a body of such helpers.
17. a domestic servant or a farm laborer.
18. means of remedying, stopping, or preventing: There is no help for it now.
19. Older Use. helping.
interj.
20. (used as an exclamation to call for assistance or to attract attention.)
Idioms:
1. cannot or can't help but, to be unable to refrain from or avoid; be obliged to: Still, you can't help but admire her.
2. help oneself to,
a. to serve oneself with: Help yourself to the cake.
b. to take or use without asking permission; appropriate.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English helpan, c. Old Saxon helpan, Old High German helfan, Old Norse hjalpa, Gothic hilpan]
help′a•ble, adj.
help′er, n.
syn: help, aid, assist, succor agree in the idea of furnishing someone with something that is needed. help implies furnishing anything that furthers one's efforts or satisfies one's needs: I helped her plan the party. aid and assist, somewhat more formal, imply a furthering or seconding of another's efforts. aid suggests an active helping; assist suggests less need and less help: to aid the poor; to assist a teacher in the classroom. To succor, still more formal and literary, is to give timely help and relief to someone in difficulty or distress: Succor him in his hour of need.
usage: cannot help but has been condemned by some as the ungrammatical version of cannot help followed by the present participle: You cannot help admiring her. The idiom cannot help but is so common in all types of speech and writing, however, that it must be characterized as standard.

help

1. 'help' as a transitive verb

If you help someone, you make something easier for them. When help has this meaning, it can be followed by an infinitive, with or without to. For example, you can say 'I helped him to move the desk' or 'I helped him move the desk'. There is no difference in meaning.

We must try to help students to have confidence in their ability.
Something went wrong with his machine so I helped him fix it.
2. 'help' as an intransitive verb

You can also use help as an intransitive verb, followed by an infinitive with or without to. If someone helps do something or helps to do it, they help other people to do it.

I used to help cook the meals for the children.
The taxi driver helped to carry the bags into the hotel.

If something helps do something or helps to do it, it makes it easier for that thing to be done.

The money helped pay the rent.
This policy helped to improve the competitiveness of American exports.

Be Careful!
Don't use an -ing form after help. Don't say, for example, 'I helped moving the desk' or 'I helped him moving the desk'.

3. 'cannot help'

If you cannot help doing something, you are unable to prevent yourself from doing it.

I couldn't help teasing him a little.

Be Careful!
Don't use a to-infinitive after cannot help. Don't say, for example, 'I couldn't help to tease him a little'.

help


Past participle: helped
Gerund: helping

Imperative
help
help
Present
I help
you help
he/she/it helps
we help
you help
they help
Preterite
I helped
you helped
he/she/it helped
we helped
you helped
they helped
Present Continuous
I am helping
you are helping
he/she/it is helping
we are helping
you are helping
they are helping
Present Perfect
I have helped
you have helped
he/she/it has helped
we have helped
you have helped
they have helped
Past Continuous
I was helping
you were helping
he/she/it was helping
we were helping
you were helping
they were helping
Past Perfect
I had helped
you had helped
he/she/it had helped
we had helped
you had helped
they had helped
Future
I will help
you will help
he/she/it will help
we will help
you will help
they will help
Future Perfect
I will have helped
you will have helped
he/she/it will have helped
we will have helped
you will have helped
they will have helped
Future Continuous
I will be helping
you will be helping
he/she/it will be helping
we will be helping
you will be helping
they will be helping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been helping
you have been helping
he/she/it has been helping
we have been helping
you have been helping
they have been helping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been helping
you will have been helping
he/she/it will have been helping
we will have been helping
you will have been helping
they will have been helping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been helping
you had been helping
he/she/it had been helping
we had been helping
you had been helping
they had been helping
Conditional
I would help
you would help
he/she/it would help
we would help
you would help
they would help
Past Conditional
I would have helped
you would have helped
he/she/it would have helped
we would have helped
you would have helped
they would have helped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.help - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purposehelp - 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"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
self-help - the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
facilitation - act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
helping hand, hand - physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
recourse, refuge, resort - act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
thanks - with the help of or owing to; "thanks to hard work it was a great success"
ministration, succor, succour, relief - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
lift - the act of giving temporary assistance
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
accommodation - the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
boost, encouragement - the act of giving hope or support to someone
comfort - assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal; "it gave comfort to the enemy"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
2.help - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purposehelp - 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"
coadjutor - an assistant to a bishop
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
accomplice, confederate - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
auxiliary, aide - someone who acts as assistant
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
bat boy - (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
dental assistant - an assistant to a dentist
deputy, lieutenant - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
actor's assistant, dresser - a wardrobe assistant for an actor
event planner - someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
facilitator - someone who makes progress easier
flower girl - a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
girl Friday - a female assistant who has a range of duties
enforcer, hatchet man - one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
cat's-paw, pawn, instrument - a person used by another to gain an end
birthing coach, doula, labor coach, monitrice - an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
underboss - an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
fashion model, manakin, mannequin, mannikin, manikin, model - a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
poser, model - a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
paraprofessional - a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
powder monkey - someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
prompter, theater prompter - someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
chief assistant, man Friday, right-hand man - the most helpful assistant
secretarial assistant, secretary - an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
sidesman - (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
water boy, waterer - an assistant who supplies drinking water
whipper-in - huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds
3.help - a resourcehelp - a resource; "visual aids in teaching"
resource - a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
4.help - a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
helpfulness - the property of providing useful assistance
Verb1.help - give help or assistancehelp - 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"
facilitate, alleviate, ease - make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
wait on, attend to, assist, attend, serve - work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"
benefact - help as a benefactor; "The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of"
help out - be of help, as in a particular situation of need; "Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"
subserve - be helpful or useful
succor, succour - help in a difficult situation
expedite, hasten - speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"
avail - be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
give care, care - provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
bootstrap - help oneself, often through improvised means
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
2.help - improve the condition ofhelp - improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
cure, bring around, heal - provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
do good, benefit - be beneficial for; "This will do you good"
3.help - be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"
serve - contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity"
4.help - 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"
refrain, forbear - resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
5.help - help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
dish, dish up, serve up, dish out, serve - provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
6.help - contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
encourage, promote, further, boost, advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
7.help - take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
exploit, work - use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
8.help - improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

help

verb
1. (sometimes with out) aid, back, support, second, encourage, promote, assist, relieve, stand by, befriend, cooperate with, abet, lend a hand, succour, lend a helping hand, give someone a leg up (informal) If you're not willing to help me, I'll find somebody who will.
aid fight, bar, block, oppose, frustrate, discourage, foil, hinder, obstruct, impede, hobble
2. improve, ease, heal, cure, relieve, remedy, facilitate, alleviate, mitigate, ameliorate A cosmetic measure which will do nothing to help the situation long term.
improve aggravate, make worse, hurt, injure, harm, irritate
3. assist, aid, support, give a leg up (informal) Martin helped Tanya over the rail.
4. resist, refrain from, avoid, control, prevent, withstand, eschew, keep from, abstain from, forbear I can't help feeling sorry for the poor man.
noun
2. remedy, cure, relief, corrective, balm, salve, succour, restorative There is no help for him and no doctor on this earth could save him.
3. assistant, hand, worker, employee, helper a hired help
help yourself to something (Informal) take, steal, appropriate, pocket, trouser (slang), swipe (informal), knock off (slang), pilfer (informal), purloin, snaffle (informal) Has somebody helped himself to some film star's diamonds?
Quotations
"Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer" [Elbert Hubbard The Note Book]
Proverbs
"God helps them that help themselves"
"Many hands make light work"

help

verb
1. To give support or assistance.Also used with out:
2. To advance to a more desirable state:
noun
1. The act or an instance of helping:
2. A person who helps:
Translations
النَّجْدَةلا مَفَر من ذلكمُساعِد، خادِممُساعِد، مُعينمُسَاعَدَة
помагам
pomocpomocipomocníkpomoctposílit
hjælphjælpehjælperikke kunne gøre forikke kunne lade være med
helpihelpo
abiabilineabistamaaitamakoduabiline
apuauttaaohjeopastaaapua!
הצילולעזורעזרה
pomoćpomoćipomoćnicapomoćnikupomoć!
nem tudja megállnisegítsegítség
bantu
hjálpakomast ekki hjá, geta ekki annaîlækna, slá áaîstoî, hjálpaîstoîa
助けて!助ける援助
도와줘요!도움(남을) 돕다
auxilium
bejėgiškaibejėgiškumasišsigelbėjimasnamų ūkio darbininkasnegalėti susilaikyti ne-
es nevarēju nesmietiesglābiņšKo es varu darīt, ja līst?nevarēt kaut ko darītvarēt kaut ko darīt
ajutaasista
pomôcťposlúžiť
pomagatipomočpostreči sipodpora
hjälphjälpahjälp!
kusaidiamsaada
ความช่วยเหลือช่วยช่วยด้วย
yardımyardım etmekyardımcıyardımcı olmakelinde olmak
cứu!giúp đỡsự giúp đỡ

help

[help]
A. N
1. (= assistance) → ayuda f
thanks for your helpgracias por ayudarme, gracias por tu ayuda
the books were not much helplos libros no me sirvieron de mucho
to ask (sb) for helppedir ayuda (a algn)
he is beyond helpya no se puede hacer nada por él
to call for help (= ask for help) → pedir ayuda or auxilio; (= shout for help) → pedir ayuda or auxilio a gritos
to come to sb's helpacudir en ayuda or auxilio de algn
financial helpayuda f económica
to get help he rushed off to get helpsalió corriendo en busca de ayuda
you'll get no help from meyo no te pienso ayudar
to go to sb's helpacudir en ayuda or auxilio de algn
you've been a great help to meme has ayudado muchísimo
you're a great help! (iro) → ¡valiente ayuda!
medical helpasistencia f médica
it's no help (to say that)no sirve de nada (decir eso)
there's no help for it but tono hay más remedio que + subjun
to be of help to sbayudar a algn
can I be of help?¿puedo ayudar?
I was glad to be of helpme alegré de poder ayudar
you should seek professional helpdeberías consultar a un profesional, deberías pedir asesoramiento
to shout for helppedir ayuda or auxilio a gritos
I could use some helpuna ayudita no me vendría mal
with the help ofcon la ayuda de
with his brother's helpcon la ayuda de su hermano
with the help of a knifecon un cuchillo, ayudándose con un cuchillo
2. (= helpers) we're short of help in the shopnos falta personal en la tienda
she has no help in the houseno tiene a nadie que le ayude en la casa
3. (= cleaner) → asistenta f
see also home C
see also mother C
B. VT
1. (= aid, assist) → ayudar
he got his brother to help himconsiguió que su hermano lo ayudara
that won't help youeso no te va a servir de nada, eso no te va a ayudar
can I help you? (in shop) → ¿qué deseaba?, ¿en qué le puedo servir?
to help (to) do sthayudar a hacer algo
to help sb (to) do sthayudar a algn a hacer algo
to help each other/one anotherayudarse el uno al otro
to help sb across the roadayudar a algn a cruzar la calle
to help sb to their feetayudar a algn a levantarse
to help sb on/off with his coatayudar a algn a ponerse/quitarse el abrigo
I couldn't stand so he helped me upno me podía poner de pie así que él me ayudó
let me help you with that suitcasedeja que te ayude or que te eche una mano con esa maleta
so help me God (as part of oath) → y que Dios me ayude
so help me, I'll kill him!¡te lo juro que lo mato!
2. (at table)
to help sb to soup/vegetablesservir sopa/verdura a algn
3. (= avoid) → evitar
"why are you laughing?" - "I can't help it"-¿por qué te ríes? -no lo puedo evitar
I can't help it, I just don't like himes superior a mí, me cae mal
"it's rather late now" - "I can't help that, you should have come earlier"-ahora es bastante tarde -no es mi culpa, tenías que haber llegado antes
it can't be helpedno hay más remedio, ¿qué se le va a hacer?
he won't if I can help itsi de mí depende, no lo hará
can I help it if it rains?¿es mi culpa si llueve?
don't spend more than you can helpno gastes más de lo necesario
you can't help feeling sorry for himno puede uno (por) menos de sentir lástima por él
4. to help o.s
4.1. (= assist o.s.) → ayudarse a sí mismo
don't think about helping others, think about helping yourselfno pienses en ayudar a los demás, piensa en ayudarte a ti mismo
you won't help yourself by keeping silentno te vas a hacer ningún favor guardando el silencio
God helps those who help themselvesa Dios rogando y con el mazo dando
4.2. (= serve o.s.) → servirse
help yourself!¡sírvete!
she helped herself to vegetablesse sirvió verdura
4.3. (= take sth) "can I borrow your pen?" - "help yourself"-¿me prestas el bolígrafo? -cógelo
4.4. (= steal) he's helped himself to my pencilme ha mangado el lápiz
4.5. (= prevent o.s.) I screamed with pain, I couldn't help myselfgrité del dolor, no lo pude evitar
C. VIayudar
I was only trying to helpsólo intentaba ayudar
that doesn't help mucheso no sirve de mucho
it helps if you plan aheadresulta más fácil si haces los planes por adelantado
every little helpstodo ayuda
D. EXCL help!¡socorro!, ¡auxilio!
E. CPD help menu N (Comput) → menú m de ayuda
help along VT + ADV she has done much to help these negotiations alongha contribuido considerablemente a que las negociaciones sigan adelante
help out
A. VI + ADVayudar, echar una mano
Dad helped out with £200papá ayudó or echó una mano con 200 libras
B. VT + ADV to help sb outayudar a algn, echar una mano a algn
his parents help him out financiallysus padres le ayudan or le echan una mano económicamente

help

[ˈhɛlp]
n
(= assistance) → aide f
to need help → avoir besoin d'aide
Do you need any help? → Vous avez besoin d'aide?
She needs help to get up the stairs → Elle a besoin d'aide pour monter ses escaliers.
He needs help with getting dressed → Il a besoin d'aide pour s'habiller.
to cry for help → appeler à l'aide
with sb's help → avec l'aide de qn
with the help of sth → à l'aide de qch
to be of help to sb → rendre service à qn
to be a great help
Thanks, you've been a great help → Merci, vous m'avez vraiment rendu service.
not much help
The book wasn't much help → Ce livre n'a pas été d'une grande utilité.
help! → au secours!
(medical, professional)aide f
to seek help → demander de l'aide
(= charwoman) → femme f de ménage
(= assistant) → employé(e) m/f
vt
(= assist) [+ person] → aider
Can you help me? → Est-ce que vous pouvez m'aider?
to help sb to do sth, to help sb do sth → aider qn à faire qch
I helped him to fix his car → Je l'ai aidé à réparer sa voiture.
She helped her sit up in bed so she could hold her baby → Elle l'a aidée à s'asseoir dans le lit pour qu'elle puisse prendre son bébé.
to help sb with sth [+ problem, task] → aider qn avec qch
to be able to help o.s.
people who can help themselves → les gens qui savent se débrouiller
to help sb across the road → aider qn à traverser la route
I helped her to her feet → je l'ai aidée à se lever
(= benefit) → favoriser
The new law does little to help the environment → La nouvelle loi fait très peu en faveur de l'environnement.
(in shop) can I help you? → vous désirez?
(= serve) help yourself! [+ to food] → servez-vous!
to help o.s to sth [+ food, drink, things on offer] → se servir de qch
Help yourself to bread → Servez-vous de pain.
to help o.s. to sth (= steal) → piquer qch
He helped himself to my wallet → Il m'a piqué mon portefeuille.
(with can't, couldn't) I couldn't help myself (= couldn't stop myself) → je n'ai pas pu m'en empêcher
I had to have a look. I couldn't help myself → Il fallait que je regarde. Je ne pouvais pas m'en empêcher.
I can't help it → je n'y peux rien
He can't help it → Il n'y peut rien.
can't help doing sth
I can't help feeling sorry for him → Je ne peux pas m'empêcher de le plaindre.
it can't be helped (= it's unavoidable) → on n'y peut rien
vi
(= assist) [person] → aider
to help by doing sth → apporter son aide en faisant qch
You can help by giving a donation → Vous pouvez apporter votre aide en faisant une donation.
(= make things easier) → aider
help along
vtaider
help out
viaider
to help out with sth → donner un coup de main pour qch
vt sep [+ person] → aiderhelp desk nservice m d'assistance

help

n no plHilfe f; (= person: with pl) → Hilfe f; with his brother’s helpmithilfe or mit (der) Hilfe seines Bruders; his help with the projectseine Mithilfe an dem Projekt; with the help of a knifemithilfe or mit Hilfe eines Messers; we need all the help we can getwir brauchen jede nur mögliche Hilfe; help was at handHilfe war zur Stelle; he is beyond helpihm ist nicht mehr zu helfen; he is beyond medical helpihm kann kein Arzt mehr helfen; to ask somebody for helpjdn um Hilfe bitten; to give helpHilfe leisten; to come to somebody’s helpjdm zu Hilfe kommen; to be of help to somebodyjdm helfen; (person also) → jdm behilflich sein; (thing also) → jdm nützen; he isn’t much help to meer ist mir keine große Hilfe; you’re a great help! (iro)du bist mir eine schöne Hilfe!; we are short of help in the shopwir haben nicht genügend (Hilfs)kräfte im Geschäft; there’s no help for itda ist nichts zu machen
vt
helfen (+dat); to help somebody (to) do somethingjdm (dabei) helfen, etw zu tun; to help somebody with the cooking/his bagsjdm beim Kochen/mit seinen Taschen helfen; help!Hilfe!, zu Hilfe! (old); so help me God!so wahr mir Gott helfe!; can I help you?kann ich (Ihnen) helfen or behilflich sein?; that won’t help youdas wird Ihnen nichts nützen; this will help the pain/your headachedas wird gegen die Schmerzen/gegen Ihr Kopfweh helfen; it will help the wound to healdas wird die Heilung (der Wunde) fördern; it will help the crops to growes wird das Wachstum des Getreides fördern; God helps those who help themselves (Prov) → hilf dir selbst, so hilft dir Gott (Prov); a man is helping the police with their inquiries (form euph)ein Mann wird zurzeit von der Polizei vernommen
(with particle) to help somebody downjdm hinunterhelfen; take some water to help the pill downtrinken Sie etwas Wasser, damit die Tablette besser rutscht; to help somebody on/off with his/her etc coatjdm in den/aus dem Mantel helfen; he helped her out of the carer half ihr aus dem Auto; to help somebody over the streetjdm über die Straße helfen; to help somebody through a difficult time (belief, hope, pills etc) → jdm in einer schwierigen Zeit durchhelfen; (person also) → jdm in einer schwierigen Zeit beistehen; to help somebody up (from floor, chair etc) → jdm aufhelfen or (up stairs etc) → hinaufhelfen; I helped him in with his casesich half ihm mit seinem Gepäck
she helped him to potatoes/meatsie gab ihm Kartoffeln/Fleisch; to help oneself to somethingsich (dat)etw nehmen; (inf: = steal) → etw mitgehen lassen; help yourself!nehmen Sie sich doch!; I’ll help the children first (inf)ich gebe den Kindern zuerst
(with can or cannot) he can’t help it, he’s only a babyer kann nichts dafür, er ist doch noch ein Baby; he can’t help it! (hum inf: = he’s stupid) → (d)er ist nun mal so (doof); I can’t help being clever(ich kann nichts dafür,) ich bin nun mal ein Genie or so schlau (inf); he can’t help the way he isdas ist nun mal (so) seine Art; don’t say more than you can helpsagen Sie nicht mehr als unbedingt nötig; not if I can help itnicht, wenn es nach mir geht; I couldn’t help laughingich konnte mir nicht helfen, ich musste (einfach) lachen; I had to do it, I couldn’t help it or myselfich konnte mir nicht helfen, ich musste es einfach tun; I couldn’t help thinking or but think …ich konnte nicht umhin zu denken; one cannot help wondering whether …man muss sich wirklich fragen, ob …; it can’t be helpeddas lässt sich nicht ändern, das ist nun mal so; I can’t help it if he’s always lateich kann nichts dafür, dass er immer zu spät kommt
vihelfen; and your attitude didn’t help eitherund Ihre Einstellung war auch nicht gerade hilfreich; it helps (to) fight pollutiones trägt zur Bekämpfung der Umweltverschmutzung bei

help

:
helpline
n (for emergencies) → Notruf m; (for information) → Informationsdienst m
helpmate (old), helpmeet (obs)
nGefährte m (geh), → Gefährtin f (geh); (= helper)Gehilfe m (old), → Gehilfin f (old)
help screen
n (Comput) → Hilfebildschirm m

help

[hɛlp]
1. n
a. (assistance) → aiuto
with the help of → con l'aiuto di
without the help of sb/sth → senza l'aiuto di qn/qc
to be of help to sb → essere di aiuto or essere utile a qn
to call for help → chiedere or gridare aiuto
he gave me no help → non mi ha dato nessun aiuto
he is beyond help → è un caso senza speranza
there's no help for it → non c'è altro or nient'altro da fare
help! → aiuto!
b. (employee) → aiutante m/f; (domestic) → domestico/a; (daily) → donna di servizio
2. vt
a. (aid, assist) → aiutare; (scheme, project) → contribuire a; (progress) → favorire; (pain) → far passare, alleviare
to help sb (to) do sth → aiutare qn a far qc
to help sb with sth → aiutare qn con qc
I helped him with his luggage → l'ho aiutato a portare i bagagli
I got my sister to help me → mi sono fatta aiutare da mia sorella
that won't help much → non servirà a gran che
can I help you? (in shop) → desidera?
to help sb on/off with his/her coat → aiutare qn a mettersi/togliersi il cappotto
to help sb across/up/down → aiutare qn ad attraversare/a salire/a scendere
b. (at table) to help sb to soupservire la minestra a qn
to help o.s. (to food) → servirsi, prendere (to other things, steal) → prendersi, arraffare
c. he can't help coughingnon può fare a meno di tossire
she can't help being stupid → cosa può farci se è stupida?
I couldn't help thinking ... → non potevo fare a meno di pensare...
it can't be helped → non ci si può fare (più) niente, non c'è niente da fare
he won't do it if I can help it → farò il possibile per impedirglielo
he can't help himself → non può farne a meno
help out
1. vi + advaiutare, dare una mano
2. vt + advaiutare, dare una mano a

help

(help) verb
1. to do something with or for someone that he cannot do alone, or that he will find useful. Will you help me with this translation?; Will you please help me (to) translate this poem?; Can I help?; He fell down and I helped him up.
2. to play a part in something; to improve or advance. Bright posters will help to attract the public to the exhibition; Good exam results will help his chances of a job.
3. to make less bad. An aspirin will help your headache.
4. to serve (a person) in a shop. Can I help you, sir?
5. (with can(not), ~could (not)) to be able not to do something or to prevent something. He looked so funny that I couldn't help laughing; Can I help it if it rains?
noun
1. the act of helping, or the result of this. Can you give me some help?; Your digging the garden was a big help; Can I be of help to you?
2. someone or something that is useful. You're a great help to me.
3. a servant, farmworker etc. She has hired a new help.
4. (usually with no) a way of preventing something. Even if you don't want to do it, the decision has been made – there's no help for it now.
ˈhelper noun
We need several helpers for this job.
ˈhelpful adjective
a very helpful boy; You may find this book helpful.
ˈhelpfully adverb
ˈhelpfulness noun
ˈhelping noun
the amount of food one has on one's plate. a large helping of pudding.
ˈhelpless adjective
needing the help of other people; unable to do anything for oneself. A baby is almost completely helpless.
ˈhelplessly adverb
ˈhelplessness noun
help oneself
1. (with to) to give oneself or take (food etc). Help yourself to another piece of cake; `Can I have a pencil?' `Certainly – help yourself; He helped himself to (= stole) my jewellery.
2. (with cannot, ~could not) to be able to stop (oneself). I burst out laughing when he told me – I just couldn't help myself.
help out
to help (a person), usually for a short time because the person is in some difficulty. I help out in the shop from time to time; Could you help me out by looking after the baby?

help

النَّجْدَة, مُسَاعَدَة, يُساعِدُ pomoc, pomoc!, pomoci hjælp, hjælpe helfen, Hilfe, Hilfe! βοήθεια, βοήθεια!, βοηθώ ¡socorro!, ayuda, ayudar apu, apua!, auttaa à l’aide !, aide, aider pomoć, pomoći, upomoć! aiutare, aiuto, aiuto! 助けて!, 助ける, 援助 도와줘요!, 도움, (남을) 돕다 help!, helpen, hulp hjelp, hjelp!, hjelpe pomoc, pomóc, pomocy! ajuda, ajudar, socorro! помогать, помогите!, помощь hjälp, hjälp!, hjälpa ความช่วยเหลือ, ช่วย, ช่วยด้วย imdat!, yardım, yardım etmek cứu!, giúp đỡ, sự giúp đỡ 帮助, 救命!

help

n. ayuda, asistencia, socorro, auxilio;
v. ayudar, asistir, auxiliar; remediar.

help

interj ¡Auxilio! ¡Socorro!; n ayuda, auxilio; vt, vi ayudar
References in classic literature ?
Glad to find you so merry, my girls," said a cheery voice at the door, and actors and audience turned to welcome a tall, motherly lady with a `can I help you' look about her which was truly delightful.
Or a nurse, so I could be near him and help him," exclaimed Jo, with a groan.
I think too much of my looks and hate to work, but won't any more, if I can help it.
It is only another name for trying to be good, and the story may help us, for though we do want to be good, it's hard work and we forget, and don't do our best.
We were in the Slough of Despond tonight, and Mother came and pulled us out as Help did in the book.
The plan the writer had for the raising of his bed was forgotten and later the carpenter did it in his own way and the writer, who was past sixty, had to help himself with a chair when he went to bed at night.
He was on the steamer when I went down to Peru to help the Titus Brothers dig the big tunnel.
Yet I can't help being impressed by this," and, having found the article in the magazine to which he referred, he handed it to his chum.
A network of meters installed enterprise-wide can help allocate costs by department or function, and verify the impact of any new energy initiatives.
Guiza spends Monday afternoons at the Van Nuys Self Help Legal Access Center scanning reams of legal documents to help those down on their luck fight slumlords and help them file legal complaints.
He thrives on lending a hand, is quick to ask if help is needed, and jumps in to volunteer at any opportunity.
In a study of three organizations (one of which was a mutual help organization for persons with severe mental illness), Maton and Salem (1995) found that the reason why they are so empowering is because they have a belief system that inspires growth; an opportunity role structure that is pervasive, highly accessible and multi-functional; a support system that is encompassing, peer-based, and cohesive; and leadership that is inspiring, talented and shared.