Synonyms of guide
1 handbookDictionary • Our 10-page guide will help you change your life for the better.
handbook • It would be wise to purchase a handbook on the subject.
manual • the instruction manual
guidebook • In 1987 they published a series of guidebooks to American politics.
2 directoryDictionary • The Rough Guide to Paris lists accommodation for as little as £25 a night.
3 escortDictionary • With guides, the journey can be done in fourteen days.
escort • My sister needed an escort for a company dinner.
leader • the leader of the Conservative Party
attendant • He was working as a car-park attendant.
usher • He did part-time work as an usher in a theatre.
4 adviserDictionary • He was spiritual guide to a group of young monks.
adviser • a careers adviser
teacher • I'm a teacher with 21 years' experience.
guru • He set himself up as a faith healer and spiritual guru.
mentor • She has sacked her coach and mentor and is now relying on her father.
monitor • Government monitors will continue to accompany reporters.
5 pointerDictionary • His only guide was the stars overhead.
pointer • Sunday's elections should be a pointer to the public mood.
sign • His face and movements rarely betrayed any sign of nerves.
signal • The event was seen as a signal of support.
key • The key to success is to be ready from the start.
clue • Scientists have discovered a clue to the puzzle of why our cells get old and die.
beacon • The full moon beams like a beacon in the clear sky.
6 modelDictionary • The checklist serves as a guide to students, teachers, and parents.
model • the Chinese model of economic reform
example • This piece is a perfect example of symphonic construction.
standard • systems that were by later standards absurdly primitive
ideal • the ideal of beauty in those days
master • her mission to meet her spiritual master, the Dalai Lama
inspiration • She was very impressive and a great inspiration to all.
paradigm • He was the paradigm of the successful man.
exemplar • They viewed their new building as an exemplar of taste.
lodestar • She was the one lodestar of his life.
1 leadDictionary • He took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
lead • He led him into the house.
direct • A guard directed them to the right.
escort • I escorted him to the door.
conduct • He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
pilot • Local fishermen piloted the boats.
accompany • Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
steer • Nick steered them into the nearest seats.
shepherd • She was shepherded by her guards up the rear ramp of the aircraft.
convoy • He ordered the combined fleet to convoy troops to Naples.
usher • They were quickly ushered away.
show the way
2 steerDictionary • He guided his plane down the runway and took off.
steer • What is it like to steer a ship of this size?
control • He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
manage • Her daughter couldn't manage the horse.
direct • He will direct day-to-day operations.
handle • One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
command • the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
manoeuvre • We attempted to manoeuvre the canoe closer to him.
3 superviseDictionary • He should have let his instinct guide him.
supervise • He supervised and trained more than 400 volunteers.
train • We train them in bricklaying and other building techniques.
rule • the feudal lord who ruled this land
teach • a programme to teach educational skills
influence • What you eat may influence your risk of getting cancer.
advise • He advises university graduates on money matters.
counsel • My advisors counselled me to do nothing.
govern • They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
educate • He was educated at the local grammar school.
regulate • a powerful body to regulate the stock market
instruct • He instructs family members in nursing techniques.
oversee • Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
sway • Don't ever be swayed by fashion.
superintend • During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
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accompanyIf you accompany someone, you go somewhere with them.
• Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
hold (someone's) hand,
hold (someone's) hand,
• He advises university graduates on money matters.
adviserAn adviser is an expert whose job is to give advice to another person or to a group of people.
• a careers adviser
Thesaurus for guide from the Collins English Thesaurus