Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “guide”

See all translations

guide

verb
 
 
/ɡaɪd/
[T] to help someone form an opinion or make a decision: The survey is used to guide interest rate policy. Public opinion is guided by the mass media. A love of risk and adventure has guided his career.
[T] to show someone how to do something difficult: guide sb through/to/toward sth Our lawyer guided us through the more complicated questions on the form. The new system is designed to guide consumers to the cheapest and simplest loan offers. A team of advisors was hired to guide the company forward.
[T] to take someone somewhere, or make something move in the direction in which you want it to go: guide sb/sth around/into/toward sth A series of signs guide visitors around the factory. Guide the motor carefully into place and secure it with the screws.
(Definition of guide verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of guide?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “guide” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More