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Help vs. Aim

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Helpnoun

(uncountable) Action given to provide assistance; aid.

‘I need some help with my homework.’;

Aimnoun

The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

‘Take time with the aim of your gun.’; ‘to take aim’;

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.’;

Aimnoun

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

Helpnoun

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

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

Aimnoun

Intention or goal

‘My number one aim in life is to make money to make my parents, siblings and kids happy.’;

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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.’;

Aimnoun

The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target

‘The police officer has excellent aim, always hitting the bullseye in shooting practice.’;

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.”’;

Aimnoun

(obsolete) Conjecture; guess.

Helpverb

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

‘He helped his grandfather cook breakfast.’;

Aimverb

(intransitive) To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

‘He aimed at the target, but the arrow flew straight over it.’;

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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.’;

Aimverb

(intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive

‘to aim at a pass’; ‘to aim to do well in life’;

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.’;

Aimverb

(transitive) To direct or point (e.g. a weapon), at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object

‘to aim an arrow at the deer’; ‘She aimed a punch at her ex-boyfriend.’;

Helpverb

(intransitive) To provide assistance.

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

Aimverb

(transitive) To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group

‘to aim a satirical comment at Communists in general’;

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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!’;

Aimverb

To guess or conjecture.

Helpinterjection

A cry of distress or an urgent request for assistance

Aimverb

To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.

Helpverb

To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; - the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, "Help me scale yon balcony."

Aimverb

To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; - followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.

‘Aim'st thou at princes?’;

Helpverb

To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.

Aimverb

To guess or conjecture.

Helpverb

To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; - sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.

‘The true calamus helps coughs.’;

Aimverb

To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice).

Helpverb

To change for the better; to remedy.

‘Cease to lament for what thou canst not help.’;

Aimnoun

The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

‘Each at the head leveled his deadly aim.’;

Helpverb

To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?

Aimnoun

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

‘To be the aim of every dangerous shot.’;

Helpverb

To forbear; to avoid.

‘I can not help remarking the resemblance betwixt him and our author.’;

Aimnoun

Intention; purpose; design; scheme.

‘How oft ambitious aims are crossed!’;

Helpverb

To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.

‘The god of learning and of lightWould want a god himself to help him out.’;

Aimnoun

Conjecture; guess.

‘What you would work me to, I have some aim.’;

Helpverb

To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.

‘A generous present helps to persuade, as well as an agreeable person.’;

Aimnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

‘his intent was to provide a new translation’; ‘good intentions are not enough’; ‘it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs’; ‘he made no secret of his designs’;

Helpnoun

Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.

‘Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.’; ‘God is . . . a very present help in trouble.’; ‘Virtue is a friend and a help to nature.’;

Aimnoun

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);

‘the sole object of her trip was to see her children’;

Helpnoun

Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.

Aimnoun

the action of directing something at an object;

‘he took aim and fired’;

Helpnoun

A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.

Aimnoun

the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Helpnoun

Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.

Aimverb

aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;

‘Please don't aim at your little brother!’; ‘He trained his gun on the burglar’; ‘Don't train your camera on the women’; ‘Take a swipe at one's opponent’;

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 housework’; ‘could not walk without assistance’; ‘rescue party went to their aid’; ‘offered his help in unloading’;

Aimverb

propose or intend;

‘I aim to arrive at noon’;

Helpnoun

a resource;

‘visual aids in teaching’; ‘economic assistance to depressed areas’;

Aimverb

move into a desired direction of discourse;

‘What are you driving at?’;

Helpnoun

a means of serving;

‘of no avail’; ‘there's no help for it’;

Aimverb

specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Helpnoun

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’;

Aimverb

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;

‘He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face’; ‘criticism directed at her superior’; ‘direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself’;

Helpverb

give help or assistance; be of service;

‘Everyone helped out during the earthquake’; ‘Can you help me carry this table?’; ‘She never helps around the house’;

Aimverb

direct (a remark) toward an intended goal;

‘She wanted to aim a pun’;

Helpverb

be of use;

‘This will help to prevent accidents’;

Aimverb

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Helpverb

improve the condition of;

‘These pills will help the patient’;

Aimverb

point or direct (a weapon or camera) at a target

‘aim for the middle of the target’; ‘aim the camcorder at some suitable object’;

Helpverb

abstain from doing; always used with a negative;

‘I can't help myself--I have to smoke’; ‘She could not help watching the sad spectacle’;

Aimverb

direct (a missile or blow) at someone or something

‘she had aimed the bottle at Gary's head’;

Helpverb

contribute to the furtherance of;

‘This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries’;

Aimverb

direct information, a product, or an action towards (a particular group)

‘the TV campaign is aimed at the 16–24 age group’;

Helpverb

improve; change for the better;

‘New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture’;

Aimverb

have the intention of achieving

‘we aim to give you the best possible service’; ‘the programme will aim at deepening understanding’;

Helpverb

help to some food; help with food or drink;

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

Aimnoun

a purpose or intention; a desired outcome

‘our primary aim is to achieve financial discipline’;

Helpverb

take or use;

‘She helped herself to some of the office supplies’;

Aimnoun

the directing of a weapon or missile at a target

‘his aim was perfect’;

Helpverb

make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering them one's services or resources

‘the teenager helped out in the corner shop’; ‘she helped him find a buyer’; ‘they helped her with domestic chores’;

Helpverb

improve (a situation or problem); be of benefit to

‘legislation to fit all new cars with catalytic converters will help’; ‘upbeat comments about prospects helped confidence’;

Helpverb

assist (someone) to move

‘I helped her up’;

Helpverb

assist someone to put on or take off (a garment)

‘she would help him off with his coat’;

Helpverb

serve someone with (food or drink)

‘may I help you to some more meat?’; ‘she helped herself to a biscuit’;

Helpverb

take something without permission

‘he helped himself to the wages she had brought home’;

Helpverb

cannot or could not avoid

‘he couldn't help laughing’; ‘I'm sorry to put you to any inconvenience, but it can't be helped’;

Helpverb

cannot or could not stop oneself from doing something

‘she couldn't help herself; she burst into tears’;

Helpnoun

the action of helping someone to do something

‘I asked for help from my neighbours’;

Helpnoun

the fact of being useful

‘the skimpy manual isn't much help for beginners’;

Helpnoun

a person or thing that helps

‘he was a great help’; ‘she's been given financial help with travel’;

Helpnoun

a domestic employee

‘she has taught herself to cook since the defection of the last of the village helps’; ‘the help cleaned up the leftover food and half-drunk cocktails’;

Helpnoun

giving assistance to a computer user in the form of displayed instructions

‘a help menu’;

Helpinterjection

used as an appeal for urgent assistance

‘Help! I'm drowning!’;

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