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To ask someone for help - thesaurus


turn to

to go to someone for help when you are having difficulty dealing with a situation

run to

to ask someone for help, especially when you should not need their help



to ask for help, an opportunity etc in a way that shows you want it very much

look to

to hope or expect to get help, advice etc from someone



if you enlist someone or enlist their help, you ask them to help or support you

reach out to

to ask someone for help



to get someone to help you to do something

call in a favour

to ask someone to help you because you helped them in the past

come running

to ask someone for help or sympathy, especially in a way that is annoying



to speak to someone about something for the first time, especially in order to ask for help or make an offer

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give someone a try

to talk to someone because they might be able to help you or to give you information



formal to ask for help from someone who is stronger or more powerful, especially a god

you scratch my back (and I’ll scratch yours)

used for saying that two people each do something to help the other



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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