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To help someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

help

verb

to give someone support or information so that they can do something more easily

assist

verb

to help someone or something

support

verb

to help someone and be kind to them when they are having a difficult time

help out

to help someone, especially by doing a particular job or by giving them money

put yourself out (for someone)

to do something to help someone even if it causes problems or difficulties for you

get through

to help someone to deal with a difficult situation or to stay alive until it is over

nurse

verb

to help someone or something to improve or become more successful

benefit

verb

to help someone or give them an advantage

guide

verb

to help someone to make decisions or judgments about something

reach out to

to offer help to someone

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abet

verb

formal to help or encourage someone to do something immoral or illegal

aid

verb

formal to make it easier for someone to do something

aid and abet

formal to help someone to commit a crime

ally

verb

if you ally yourself with someone, you work together to help each other

assist

verb

to help someone more skilled to do their job, for example by doing the easier parts of the work

bail out

to help a person or organization that is having problems, especially financial problems

be at someone’s service

to be available to help someone with whatever they need

bend over backwards (to do something)

to do everything you can to help

be of service to someone

to help or be useful to someone

be the making of

to make someone or something succeed or improve very much

be there (for someone)

to be ready to help someone or to make them feel better

buddy up

to form an arrangement with someone in which you help each other

carry

verb

to do some of the work that someone else should be doing so that they can continue to do their job

carry through

to make it possible for someone to deal successfully with a difficult or unpleasant situation

contribute

verb

to be a part of a group or an activity and help it to be successful

do someone’s dirty work

to do an unpleasant or dishonest job for someone so that they do not have to do it themselves

do your bit

to do what you can to help, or to do your part of what has to be done

get behind

to support an idea, project etc, or help someone in what they are trying to do

get off

to help someone to be ready to leave a place at the right time

get someone started

to help or cause someone to begin doing something new

give

verb

to do something good or helpful for someone

give of

if you give of yourself or your time, you do helpful things for people

give someone a break

to do something that helps someone

go to bat for someone

to give someone your support and help

help

verb

to support someone when they move from one position to another or when they do some other action

hold the fort (for someone)

to look after or do something for someone while they are busy doing something else

join hands

to work together with another organization, country etc in order to help and support each other

lend

verb

to give someone support or help

make yourself useful

to do something to help

minister to

to help or look after people, especially those who are ill

muck in

to join in an activity, especially in order to help people to get a job done

nurture

verb

to help someone or something to develop

oblige

verb

to help someone by doing something that they have asked you to do

pass on

to arrange for a customer to speak to someone else who can give them the information or service that they have asked you for, because you cannot provide it for them

pilot

verb

to give someone advice or instructions that help them to do something

pull strings

to use your influence in order to get something that you want or to help someone, especially when this is unfair

pull through

to succeed in a very difficult situation, or to help someone to do this

rally round

to work with other people in order to help someone in a difficult situation

render

verb

formal to provide a service, or to give help to someone or something

run interference

to help someone to avoid problems and achieve something

save someone’s life

informal to do something that helps someone a lot

see through

to make it possible for someone to continue to the end of something, especially something unpleasant or difficult

see what you can do

to try to help

serve

verb

to help to achieve something

sing for your supper

to do something to help someone else in order to receive something from them, for example a meal

spoon-feed

verb

to provide someone with so many ideas or opinions that they do not need to think for themselves

stand/put/hold someone in good stead

to be useful or helpful to someone

step into the breach

to help someone, or to do someone’s job for them when they are unable to do it

straighten out

to help someone with problems improve their unsuitable behaviour

succour

verb

literary to help someone

tide over

to help someone to get to the end of a difficult period of time, especially by giving them money until they can get some more

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