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noun abetment, accommodation, advantage, addice, aid, assist, assistance, auxilium, avail, backing, benefit, benevolence, boon, care, charity, cooperation, cure, deliverance, encouragement, expedient, facilitation, favor, fosterage, furtherance, good turn, guidance, hand, helpfulness, humanitarianism, ministration, patronage, philanthropy, redress, relief, remedy, rescue, resource, seconding, service, stead, strengthening, subsidium, subvention, succor, support, sustenance, use, utility
Associated concepts: Good Samaritan

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verb abet, accommodate, advance, advise, aid, alleviate, ameliorate, apply a remedy, assist, avail, back, be benevolent, be of use, benefit, better, boost, come to the aid of, contribute, cooperate, correct, cure, do a service, ease, encourage, expedite, facilitate, fix, fortify, forward, furnish assistance, further, heal, improve, intercede for, lend a hand, lend aid, lend support, make easy, oblige, promote, prop, put right, rally, reinforce, relieve, render assistance, second, serve, smooth, speed, stand by, stead, strengthen, succor, succurrere, support, sustain, work for
Associated concepts: aid and abet, facilitation, rescue doctrine
See also: abet, accommodate, advance, advantage, advocacy, aid, ameliorate, assist, assistance, avail, behalf, benefactor, benefit, capitalize, charity, coadjutant, consortium, contribute, contribution, countenance, emend, employee, enable, endow, espouse, expedite, facilitate, favor, foster, gift, guidance, inure, largess, mainstay, nurture, organize, pander, patronage, personnel, profit, promote, promotion, reassure, redress, reinforcement, relief, relieve, remedy, rescue, samaritan, sanction, save, serve, service, side, solace, staff, subsidize, support, uphold
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I'm a wicked girl to leave her so; but, then, I can't help it.
I'm disappointed, but the girl can't help it, and the only thing left for you to do is to go away for a time.
I know it is, and I try not to be; but people praise me, and I can't help liking it, for I really don't think I am repulsive.
I'm sorry," said Tip, meekly, "but I can't help it.
Well, I can't help it: but I'll never say a wicked word again, if you'll only listen to me, and tell Rosalie to hold her confounded tongue.
But I can't help thinking that they have gone to some foreign country.
Well, you can't help my being her cousin," said Lord Deepmere to Newman, with candid hilarity.
Don't be angry; I must have my little joke, and I can't help writing as carelessly as I talk.
He has the loveliest smile you ever saw--only it's painted on and he can't help it.
Yes, yes," persisted Lucy; "I can't help being hopeful about it.
Well, I'm afraid I can't help you, Lestrade," said Holmes.
I daresay I was very silly, but one can't help liking people when one's sorry for them.

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