The difference between Help and Succor

When used as nouns, help means action given to provide assistance, whereas succor means aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress.

When used as verbs, help means to provide assistance to (someone or something), whereas succor means to give such assistance.

Help is also interjection with the meaning: a cry of distress or an urgent request for assistance.

check bellow for the other definitions of Help and Succor

  1. Help as a noun (uncountable):

    Action given to provide assistance; aid.


    "I need some help with my homework."

  2. Help as a noun (usually, uncountable):

    Something or someone which provides assistance with a task.


    "He was a great help to me when I was moving house."

    "I've printed out a list of math helps."

  3. Help as a noun:

    Documentation provided with computer software, etc. and accessed using the computer.


    "I can't find anything in the help about rotating an image."

  4. Help as a noun (usually, uncountable):

    One or more people employed to help in the maintenance of a house or the operation of a farm or enterprise.


    "The help is coming round this morning to clean."

    "Most of the hired help is seasonal, for the harvest."

  5. Help as a noun (uncountable):

    Correction of deficits, as by psychological counseling or medication or social support or remedial training.


    "His suicide attempts were a cry for help."

    "He really needs help in handling customer complaints."

    "“He’s a real road-rager.” / “Yup, he really needs help, maybe anger management.”"

  1. Help as a verb (transitive):

    To provide assistance to (someone or something).


    "He helped his grandfather cook breakfast."

  2. Help as a verb (transitive):

    To contribute in some way to.


    "The white paint on the walls helps make the room look brighter."

    "If you want to get a job, it helps to have some prior experience."

  3. Help as a verb (intransitive):

    To provide assistance.


    "She was struggling with the groceries, so I offered to help."

    "Please, help!"

  4. Help as a verb (transitive):

    To avoid; to prevent; to refrain from; to restrain (oneself). Usually used in nonassertive contexts with can.


    "We couldn’t help noticing that you were late."

    "We couldn’t help but notice that you were late."

    "She’s trying not to smile, but she can’t help herself."

    "Can I help it if I'm so beautiful?"

    "Can I help it that I fell in love with you?"

    "Are they going to beat us? Not if I can ''help'' it!"

  1. Succor as a noun (archaic, or, obsolete, American spelling):

    Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration.

  1. Succor as a verb (transitive, American spelling):

    To give such assistance.