guide

guide
I. guide guide 1 [gaɪd] noun [countable]
1. something that provides you with information, figures etc on which you can base your judgement or method of doing something:

• The key US and foreign annual interest rates below are a guide to general levels but don't always represent actual transactions.

2. a book that provides information on a particular subject or explains how to do something:

• the latest version of the company guide

3. TRAVEL JOBS someone whose job is to show a place to people visiting it:

• Sandra, who liked traveling, started a new career in her forties as a professional tour guide.

  [m0] II. guide guide 2 verb [transitive]
1. to show someone the right way to do something, especially something difficult or complicated:

• The Justice Department issued regulations to guide businesses on how to deal with their customers under the new laws.

2. to take someone through or to a place that you know very well, showing them the way:

• On the tour, we were personally guided through five of the rooms in the White House.

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guide UK US /gaɪd/ noun [C]
something that helps you form an opinion or make a decision about something else: »

Examine your financial goals using the checklist on page 120 as a guide.

a guide to sth »

GDP is not always a reliable guide to the health of an economy.

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As a rough guide, expect to pay up to €500 for a basic website.

a book, website, etc. that gives you the most important information about a particular subject: »

a useful guide for new investors

a guide to sth »

The website is an online consumer guide to the best electronic products.

(also tour guide) a person whose job is showing a place or a particular route to visitors: »

Our guide was full of wonderful stories.

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guide UK US /gaɪd/ verb
[T] to help someone form an opinion or make a decision: »

The survey is used to guide interest rate policy.

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Public opinion is guided by the mass media.

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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.

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The new system is designed to guide consumers to the cheapest and simplest loan offers.

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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.

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Guide the motor carefully into place and secure it with the screws.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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