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guide

noun [C] uk   us   /ɡaɪd/

guide noun [C] (BOOK)

B1 a book that gives you the most important information about a particular subject: a hotel/wine guide a guide to the birds of North America a guidebook: a guide to the British Isles tourist guides
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guide noun [C] (HELP)

something that helps you form an opinion or make a decision about something else: I never follow recipes exactly when I cook - I just use them as rough guides.
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guide noun [C] (PERSON)

A2 a person whose job is showing a place or a particular route to visitors: We hired a guide to take us up into the mountains. a tour guide
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guide noun [C] (INFLUENCE)

a person or thing that influences what you do or think: Let your conscience be your guide.

guide

verb uk   us   /ɡaɪd/

guide verb (HELP)

[T] to show someone how to do something difficult: Our lawyer guided us through the more complicated questions on the form.
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guide verb (SHOW WAY)

B1 [T] to show people round a place: The curator guided us round the gallery, pointing out the most famous paintings in the collection. a guided tour of the cityB1 [T] to take someone somewhere or to show someone how to get somewhere: The shop assistant guided me to the shelf where the gardening books were displayed. The runway lights guide the plane in to land. [T usually + adv/prep] to take hold of part of someone's body, especially their arm, and take that person somewhere: He took my arm and guided me to the bar.
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guide verb (MAKE MOVE)

[T usually + adv/prep] to make something move in the direction in that you want it to go: The pilot guided the plane onto the runway. She guided the child's head and arms into the T-shirt.

guide verb (INFLUENCE)

[T] to influence someone's behaviour: Trust your own judgment and don't be guided by what anyone else thinks.
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