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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Help  \Help\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Helped}(Obs.  imp.  {Holp},  p. 
  p.  {Holpen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Helping}.]  [AS.  helpan  akin  to 
  OS  helpan  D.  helpen,  G.  helfen,  OHG.  helfan  Icel. 
  hj[=a]lpa,  Sw  hjelpa  Dan.  hielpe  Goth.  hilpan  cf  Lith. 
  szelpti  and  Skr.  klp  to  be  fitting.] 
  1.  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.'' 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  the  means  of  deliverance  from  trouble;  as 
  to  help  one  in  distress;  to  help  one  out  of  prison.  ``God 
  help,  poor  souls,  how  idly  do  they  talk!''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  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.  ``To  help  him  of  his 
  blindness.'' 




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