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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)
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