helpful

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɛlpfʊl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhɛlpfəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(helpfəl)

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helpful

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a helpful [waiter, assistant, agent, operator, worker]
  2. helpful [information, ideas, hints, suggestions] (about)
  3. gave me (some) helpful advice on [finding work, cooking, travel]
  4. a helpful guide to [Thailand, essay writing, accounting]
  5. the [instructions, tips, notes] were (not) very helpful
  6. [very, really, surprisingly, so] helpful
  7. [it's, that's] helpful to [know, have, read]
  8. (can be) helpful in [determining, deciding, making, directing]
  9. asked a helpful [local, passerby, resident, person] for directions
  10. please try to be more helpful
  11. it's not helpful to [say, tell, keep]
'helpful' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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