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help·ful

 (hĕlp′fəl)
adj.
Providing assistance; useful.

help′ful·ly adv.
help′ful·ness n.

helpful

(ˈhɛlpfʊl)
adj
serving a useful function; giving help
ˈhelpfully adv
ˈhelpfulness n

help•ful

(ˈhɛlp fəl)

adj.
giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service.
[1300–50]
help′ful•ly, adv.
help′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
accommodating, accommodative - helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation; "the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in"; "made a special effort to be accommodating"
cooperative - done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; "a cooperative effort"
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
unhelpful - providing no assistance

helpful

adjective
2. useful, practical, productive, profitable, constructive, serviceable The catalog includes helpful information.
3. beneficial, advantageous, expedient, favourable It is often helpful to have someone with you when you get bad news.

helpful

adjective
Translations
ochotnýprospěšný
hjælpsom
auttavaavuliashyödyllinen
uslužan
hasznoskészségessegítőkészszolgálatkész
hjálpsamur; gagnlegur
役に立つ
유용한
util
koristenuslužen
hjälpsam
เป็นประโยชน์
yardımcıfaydalıişe yararyararlı
có ích

helpful

[ˈhelpfʊl] ADJ [person] → atento, servicial; [suggestion, book, explanation] → útil; [advice, tip] → útil, práctico; [medicine, treatment] → eficaz; [attitude, remark] → positivo
this cream is helpful in the treatment of allergiesesta pomada es eficaz para tratar alergias
it would be helpful if you could comesería de gran ayuda que vinieses
you have been most helpfulha sido muy amable
he was very helpful during my illnessme ayudó mucho durante mi enfermedad
to be helpful to sbayudar a algn

helpful

[ˈhɛlpfʊl] adj
[person] → serviable, aimable
He was very helpful → Il a été très serviable.
(= useful) → utile

helpful

adj
person (= willing to help)hilfsbereit; (= giving help)hilfreich; to be helpful to somebodyjdm helfen or behilflich sein; they were very helpful with the movesie haben beim Umzug viel geholfen
(= useful) advice, information, theory, book, toolnützlich; remedyhilfreich; meditation is often helpful at these timesin solchen Zeiten hilft es oft zu meditieren; you’ll find these tablets most helpfuldiese Tabletten werden Ihnen sehr helfen or guttun; she finds it helpful to praysie findet, es hilft ihr zu beten

helpful

[ˈhɛlpfʊl] adj (person, willing) → che si rende utile; (useful) → di grande aiuto; (object, advice) → utile

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?

helpful

مُفِيد ochotný hjælpsom hilfsbereit εξυπηρετικός servicial avulias utile uslužan utile 役に立つ 유용한 behulpzaam hjelpsom pomocny útil полезный hjälpsam เป็นประโยชน์ yardımcı có ích 有帮助的

helpful

a. útil, provechoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
As my beloved child was helpful in restoring me to myself, I will be helpful now in restoring the dearest part of herself to her; by the aid of Heaven I will do it
The helpful inmate had departed, without one backward glance to gather up the meed of gratitude, if any were in the hearts of those whom she had served so zealously.
While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules.
She did not try to settle the question, but did her best to love and serve and bear with each, and the good will, the gentle heart, the helpful ways and simple manners of our Polly made her dear to every one, for these virtues, even in a little child, are lovely and attractive.
Perhaps if I had had a helpful woman at my elbow, a dear, flattering acute, devoted woman .
1843, comments on this passage as follows: "That great patron and Coryphaeus of this tribe, Nicolo Machiavel, laid down this for a master rule in his political scheme: 'That the show of religion was helpful to the politician, but the reality of it hurtful and pernicious.
Dora is so womanly and helpful, and Davy is developing into a very smart boy.
Under the influence of the Hampton-Tuskegee idea the races are coming into a closer sympathy and into an honourable and helpful relation.
She seemed to think that my elders withheld helpful information, and that from me she might get valuable secrets.
Madame Ratignolle, when they had regained her cottage, went in to take the hour's rest which she considered helpful.
If it be that in devotion Lies a power hearts to move, That which every day I show thee, Helpful to my suit should prove.
An institution upholding honor, the source of emulation, is one similar to the Legion d'honneur of the great Emperor Napoleon, not harmful but helpful to the success of the service, but not a class or court privilege.