He was praised for being physically fit, for assisting in training canine officers, and for helping out citizens in need.
By helping show Gorbachev that he could safely release Eastern Europe, Reagan helped end the Cold War.
Lisa considers me a traitor to the very essence of America, providing a helping hand to those in genuine need.
I spent only a few hours with the former governor, helping to prepare her for the vice presidential debate in October 2008.
After helping Obama pass his landmark health-care reform legislation, Specter was suddenly friendless on the campaign trail.
Erick stood up unsteadily, helping Jan and Mara to their feet.
And how came you to be helping the Boss instead of distributing booze?
Adam, who had been helping in the latter stages, squinted at the ceiling of the box.
As he tottered beneath his burden, two other savages came to his aid, helping to sustain him by the legs.
Could Johnson but have lived he would have lent her his helping hand.
"aid, assistance," late 13c., from present participle of help (v.). Meaning "serving food" is from 1824; that of "a portion of food" is from 1883.
Old English helpan (class III strong verb; past tense healp, past participle holpen) "help, support, succor; benefit, do good to; cure, amend," from Proto-Germanic *helpan (cf. Old Norse hjalpa, Old Frisian helpa, Middle Dutch and Dutch helpen, Old High German helfan, German helfen), from PIE root *kelb- "to help" (cf. Lithuanian selpiu "to support, help").
Recorded as a cry of distress from late 14c. Sense of "serve someone with food at table" (1680s) is translated from French servir "to help, stead, avail," and led to helping "portion of food." Related: Helped (c.1300). The Middle English past participle holpen survives in biblical and U.S. dialectal use.
Old English help (m.), helpe (f.) "assistance, succor;" see help (v.). Most Germanic languages also have the noun form, cf. Old Norse hjalp, Swedish hjälp, Old Frisian helpe, Dutch hulp, Old High German helfa, German Hilfe. Use of help as euphemism for "servant" is American English, 1640s, tied up in notions of class and race.
A domestic servant of American birth, and without negro blood in his or her veins ... is not a servant, but a 'help.' 'Help wanted,' is the common heading of advertisements in the North, when servants are required. [Chas. Mackay, "Life and Liberty in America," 1859].Though help also meant "assistant, helper, supporter" in Middle English (c.1200).