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1‘this man will be your guide in the jungle’
escort, attendant, conductor, courier, pilot, usher, chaperone
rare cicerone, convoy
2‘the abbot is their inspiration and their guide’
adviser, mentor, counsellor, guidance counsellor
confidant, tutor, teacher, guru, consultant
informal main man
3‘the techniques outlined are meant as a guide’
model, pattern, blueprint, template, archetype, prototype, sample, example, exemplar
standard, touchstone, measure, benchmark, yardstick, gauge, norm, paradigm, ideal, precedent, guiding principle
4‘she studied a pocket guide of Washington’
guidebook, tourist guide, travel guide, Baedeker, travelogue, directory, handbook, manual, ABC, A to Z
1‘could you guide me back to the house?’
lead, lead the way, conduct, show, show someone the way, usher, shepherd, direct, steer, pilot, escort, accompany, attend
see, take, help, assist
2‘the chairman must guide the meeting’
direct, steer, control, manage, command, lead, conduct, run, be in charge of, take charge of, take control of, have control of, govern, rule, preside over, superintend, supervise, oversee
handle, regulate, manipulate, manoeuvre
3‘they guide adolescents through their critical years’
advise, counsel, give advice to, give counsel to, give counselling to, direct, give direction to, make recommendations to, make suggestions to, give someone tips, give someone hints, give someone pointers, inform, give information to
illuminate, educate, instruct, teach, give instruction to, be responsible for the education of
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