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noun [C]  us   /ɡɑɪd/
a person whose job it is to show a place or a route to visitors: Our tour guide in Rome was a lovely young woman who spoke perfect English. A guide is also a book or piece of information that gives advice or help on how to do or understand something: a travel guide a guide to the best restaurants a tax guide


verb [T]  us   /ɡɑɪd/
to show a place or a route to visitors: She guided me into her living room and offered me a seat on her couch. We took a guided tour of (= A guide showed us) the historic houses in Newport. to give someone advice or help on how to do or understand something: If you want to learn how to use the computer, it has a program that will guide you through it (= show you how to use it). To guide someone or something can also mean to control or influence that person or thing: Public policy must be guided by the best information available.
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