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help·ful

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

help′ful·ly adv.
help′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.helpfully - in a helpful manner; "the subtitles are helpfully conveyed"
unhelpfully - in an unhelpful manner; "he stood by unhelpfully while the house burned down"
Translations
بِمُساعَدَه
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hjælpsomt
gagnlega
yararlı bir şekilde

helpfully

[ˈhelpfəlɪ] ADV [say, suggest, offer] → amablemente
they had helpfully sent us a mapamablemente, nos habían mandado un mapa
"it might be here," she said helpfully-puede que esté aquí -dijo para ayudar
the chairs were not very helpfully arrangedlas sillas no estaban colocadas de una forma muy conveniente

helpfully

[ˈhɛlpfʊli] adv [say, suggest] → aimablement; [give] → aimablement

helpfully

adv (= willing to help)hilfsbereit; (= giving help)hilfreich; (= thoughtfully) provide, includeliebenswürdigerweise; he helpfully showed us the best beacher war so hilfsbereit, uns den besten Strand zu zeigen

helpfully

[ˈhɛlpfəlɪ] advgentilmente

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?
References in classic literature ?
I was right; but she had stood by me most helpfully in the castle, and had mightily supported and reinforced me with gigantic foolishnesses which were worth more for the occasion than wisdoms double their size; so I thought she had earned a right to work her mill for a while, if she wanted to, and I felt not a pang when she started it up:
But one mind still held possession of its resources -- but one guiding spirit now moved helpfully in the house of mourning.
The churches re-echoed the national enthusiasm in graver key and slower measure, and the aerial and naval preparations on the East River were greatly incommoded by the multitude of excursion steamers which thronged, helpfully cheering, about them.
Helpfully, they stared at the camera in the Stanley betting shop in Old Trafford, Manchester before fleeing.
More helpfully, though, a drunk Jerry is saved from drowning by the only woman on board, dance instructor Gabriella (Roselyn Sanchez).
We didn't expect United to get that far in the FA Cup," explained a spokes- man, helpfully.
Schneider helpfully chimes in: ``It's `Night of the Hunter' meets 'The Journey of Natty Gann.
When Frank and Ronald were around six, they started playing with their village team, De Zouaven," Han brightly recalled, helpfully adding: "If you don't know, the team's name means 'Soldiers of the Pope'.
A future episode dwells on exploitative videographers (``That's the most vile, disgusting thing I've ever seen,'' a character helpfully notes).
He had helpfully completely stripped the tree and hidden all the other decorations behind the sofa, too.
There's a website where people helpfully list the dull parts in film where you can feel free to flee to the WC.
It's a gorgeous book that is helpfully arranged by region and offers a unique look inside dozens of French homes from chateaux to farmhouses.