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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helper - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purposehelper - 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
2.helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
benefactress - a woman benefactor
bondswoman, bondsman - someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
donor - (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
fairy godmother - a generous benefactor
good person - a person who is good to other people
good Samaritan - a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
do-gooder, humanitarian, improver - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
liberator - someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
accommodator, obliger - someone who performs a service or does a favor
offerer, offeror - someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
sponsor, supporter, patron - someone who supports or champions something
provider - someone who provides the means for subsistence
rescuer, savior, saviour, deliverer - a person who rescues you from harm or danger
sparer - someone who refrains from injuring or destroying
uncle - a source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played uncle to lonely students"

helper

helper

noun
1. A person who helps:
2. A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
Translations
pomocník
assistenthjælpermedhjælper
aîstoîarmaîur

helper

[ˈhelpəʳ] N (gen) → ayudante mf; (= co-worker) → colaborador(a) m/f

helper

[ˈhɛlpər] naide mf, assistant(e) m/f

helper

nHelfer(in) m(f); (= assistant)Gehilfe m, → Gehilfin f

helper

[ˈhɛlpəʳ] naiutante m/f, assistente m/f

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?

helper

n. ayudante, asistente, auxiliar.
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Nuances on this generic approach include selection of the AAV capsid genes from the AAV strain with the best tropism for the intended target cell type, and differences in the packaging cell line and its method for expression of the viral capsid and helper virus functions, but the end results are the same.
Moreover, the NGS strategy showed that these 5' terminally deleted populations were associated with a minor full-length virus population, which could potentially affect persistence by acting as a helper virus through genomic transcomplementation (14) or genomic recombination mechanisms (15).