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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [help]
    • /hɛlp/
    • /help/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [help]
    • /hɛlp/

Definitions of helped word

  • verb with object helped to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages. 1
  • verb with object helped to save; rescue; succor: Help me, I'm falling! 1
  • verb with object helped to make easier or less difficult; contribute to; facilitate: The exercise of restraint is certain to help the achievement of peace. 1
  • verb with object helped to be useful or profitable to: Her quick mind helped her career. 1
  • verb with object helped to refrain from; avoid (usually preceded by can or cannot): He can't help doing it. 1
  • verb with object helped to relieve or break the uniformity of: Small patches of bright color can help an otherwise dull interior. 1

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Origin of helped

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English helpen, Old English helpan; cognate with German helfen

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Helped


helped popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

helped usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for helped

adj helped

  • relieved — to ease or alleviate (pain, distress, anxiety, need, etc.).
  • backed — having a back or backing
  • sustained — to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.
  • advised — resulting from deliberation
  • befriended — to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid: to befriend the poor and the weak.

adjective helped

  • encouraged — Simple past tense and past participle of encourage.
  • subsidised — to furnish or aid with a subsidy.

Antonyms for helped

adj helped

  • discouraged — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.
  • harmed — physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
  • hindered — to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress.
  • impeded — to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.

Top questions with helped

  • who helped jesus carry the cross?
  • what helped the cherokee fight removal?
  • what factors helped spur european exploration?

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