Help vs. Helper

Help vs. Helper — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Help and Helper

Helpverb

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.

Helperverb

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.

Helpverb

To give material or financial aid to

help the homeless.

Helperverb

To give material or financial aid to

help the homeless.

Helpverb

To wait on, as in a store or restaurant

Please help the customer in aisle 20.

Helperverb

To wait on, as in a store or restaurant

Please help the customer in aisle 20.
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Helpverb

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.

Helperverb

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.

Helpverb

To ease the pain or discomfort of; relieve

medication to help your cold.

Helperverb

To ease the pain or discomfort of; relieve

medication to help your cold.

Helpverb

To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot

couldn't help laughing.

Helperverb

To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot

couldn't help laughing.
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Helpverb

To be of service; give assistance

I made a cake, and my friend helped.

Helperverb

To be of service; give assistance

I made a cake, and my friend helped.

Helpverb

To be of use or provide relief

He has a bad back, and physical therapy hasn't helped.

Helperverb

To be of use or provide relief

He has a bad back, and physical therapy hasn't helped.

Helpnoun

The action of helping; assistance

Do you need help with that package?.

Helpernoun

The action of helping; assistance

Do you need help with that package?.

Helpnoun

One that helps

You've been a great help. A food processor is a help to the serious cook.

Helpernoun

One that helps

You've been a great help. A food processor is a help to the serious cook.

Helpnoun

(Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.

Helpernoun

(Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.

Helpnoun

Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.

Helpernoun

Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.

Helpnoun

(uncountable) Action given to provide assistance; aid.

I need some help with my homework.

Helpernoun

One who helps; an aide.

Helpnoun

Something or someone which provides assistance with a task.

He was a great help to me when I was moving house.I've printed out a list of math helps.

Helpernoun

That which helps; anything serving to assist.

Helpnoun

Documentation provided with computer software, etc. and accessed using the computer.

I can't find anything in the help about rotating an image.

Helpernoun

(Singapore) A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family home, or in a market; domestic employee.

Helpnoun

One or more people employed to help in the maintenance of a house or the operation of a farm or enterprise.

The help is coming round this morning to clean.Most of the hired help is seasonal, for the harvest.

Helpernoun

a locomotive that assists a train, usually on steep gradients.

Helpnoun

(uncountable) Correction of deficits, as by psychological counseling or medication or social support or remedial training.

His suicide attempts were a cry for help.He really needs help in handling customer complaints.“He’s a real road-rager.” / “Yup, he really needs help, maybe anger management.”

Helpernoun

a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;

my invaluable assistantthey hired additional help to finish the work

Helpverb

(transitive) To provide assistance to (someone or something).

He helped his grandfather cook breakfast.

Helpernoun

a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

Helpverb

(transitive) To assist (a person) in getting something, especially food or drink at table; used with to.

It is polite to help your guests to food before serving yourself.Help yourself to whatever's in the fridge.

Helpverb

(transitive) To contribute in some way to.

The white paint on the walls helps make the room look brighter.If you want to get a job, it helps to have some prior experience.

Helpverb

(intransitive) To provide assistance.

She was struggling with the groceries, so I offered to help.Please, help!

Helpverb

(transitive) To avoid; to prevent; to refrain from; to restrain (oneself). Usually used in nonassertive contexts with can.

We couldn’t help noticing that you were late.We couldn’t help but notice that you were late.She’s trying not to smile, but she can’t help herself.Can I help it if I'm so beautiful?Can I help it that I fell in love with you?Are they going to beat us?Not if I can help it!

Helpinterjection

A cry of distress or an urgent request for assistance

Helpnoun

the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;

he gave me an assist with the houseworkcould not walk without assistancerescue party went to their aidoffered his help in unloading

Helpnoun

a resource;

visual aids in teachingeconomic assistance to depressed areas

Helpnoun

a means of serving;

of no availthere's no help for it

Helpnoun

a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;

my invaluable assistantthey hired additional help to finish the work

Helpverb

give help or assistance; be of service;

Everyone helped out during the earthquakeCan you help me carry this table?She never helps around the house

Helpverb

be of use;

This will help to prevent accidents

Helpverb

improve the condition of;

These pills will help the patient

Helpverb

abstain from doing; always used with a negative;

I can't help myself--I have to smokeShe could not help watching the sad spectacle

Helpverb

contribute to the furtherance of;

This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries

Helpverb

improve; change for the better;

New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture

Helpverb

help to some food; help with food or drink;

I served him three times, and after that he helped himself

Helpverb

take or use;

She helped herself to some of the office supplies