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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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Indeed, I cannot help admiring the animal for the excellent use he is making of his feet.
SOCRATES: And yet, O son of Alexidemus, I cannot help thinking that the other was the better; and I am sure that you would be of the same opinion, if you would only stay and be initiated, and were not compelled, as you said yesterday, to go away before the mysteries.
So long as he lives to look upon the light of the sun he is in heaviness, and though I go to him I cannot help him.
So long as he lives to look upon the light of the sun, he is in heaviness, and though I go to him I cannot help him; King Agamemnon has made him give up the maiden whom the sons of the Achaeans had awarded him, and he wastes with sorrow for her sake.
Now, whilst cheerfully admitting that you have done your best to fulfil that condition, I cannot help feeling that, in presenting the facts in the guise of fiction, you have, in spite of yourself, shown them in a false light.
Secrecy may be advisable; but still I cannot help wondering at its being practiced by him.
That is," said Don Quixote, "when they cannot help it, or when they are in love; and so true is this that there have been knights who have remained two years on rocks, in sunshine and shade and all the inclemencies of heaven, without their ladies knowing anything of it; and one of these was Amadis, when, under the name of Beltenebros, he took up his abode on the Pena Pobre for -I know not if it was eight years or eight months, for I am not very sure of the reckoning; at any rate he stayed there doing penance for I know not what pique the Princess Oriana had against him; but no more of this now, Sancho, and make haste before a mishap like Rocinante's befalls the ass.
dear sir,' said she, 'yonder lies the granite rock where all the costly diamonds grow, and I want so much to go there, that whenever I think of it I cannot help being sorrowful, for who can reach it?
As an American, however, I cannot help grudging another of our most popular daughters to even the best of Englishmen.
Or as he put it: "I cannot help feeling that the option of managed decline (of Merseyside) is one which we should not forget altogether.
In his impact statement, Ann's widower Don said: "I'm still a dad but cannot help my children understand, cannot help them come to terms, cannot help them lessen the pain.
But looking at the current world events and atmosphere, the writer cannot help but fear for the future.

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