helpful Definition

  • 1giving or ready to give help
  • 2useful; providing useful help or information

Using helpful: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "helpful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The advice she gave me was very helpful.

  • Example

    He is always willing to be helpful to his colleagues.

  • Example

    The book contains a lot of helpful tips for job seekers.

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Phrases with helpful

  • assistance or support provided by someone


    I couldn't have done it without his helpful hand.

  • a useful piece of advice or information


    Here's a helpful hint: always double-check your work before submitting it.

  • a source of information or assistance that is useful in achieving a goal


    The internet can be a very helpful resource for finding answers to your questions.


Summary: helpful in Brief

The term 'helpful' [ˈhɛlpfʊl] describes someone or something that provides assistance or support, or is useful. Examples include 'The advice she gave me was very helpful,' and 'The book contains a lot of helpful tips for job seekers.' Phrases like 'helpful hand' and 'helpful hint' denote assistance or advice, while 'helpful resource' refers to sources of information or assistance.

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