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Noun
A person who shows the way to others, especially a tour guide
“The tour guide helpfully tells tourists that the sculptures were brought to London for safekeeping, and acquired legitimately.”
Noun
Something, usually a book, that explains the basics of a subject or that provides directions
“She studied a pocket guide of Washington.”
Noun
A person who advises others, especially in matters of behavior or belief
“She felt the need for a spiritual guide or guru to put her life into perspective.”
Noun
A thing that helps someone to form an opinion or make a decision or calculation
“This book on philosophy is very useful as a guide to making decisions.”
Noun
An object, usually a landmark, that serves as a directional tool
“Use the tall building in the middle of the city as a guide to your current location.”
Verb
To direct or influence the behavior or development of
“There is also still the question of what principles should guide the newer global developments.”
Verb
To show someone the way
“This large building is one huge maze, but luckily for you, I'm here to guide you.”
Verb
To give advice to
“They guide adolescents through their critical years.”
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