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Definition 1: act of turning to for assistance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where recourse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • have recourse to the courts
  • an appeal to his uncle was his last resort

Synonyms for recourse in the sense of this definition

(recourse is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

Definition 2: something or someone turned to for assistance or security - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where recourse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his only recourse was the police
  • took refuge in lying

Synonyms for recourse in the sense of this definition

(recourse is a kind of ...) a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

"the local library is a valuable resource"

(... is a kind of recourse ) refuge from danger or observation

"he felt secure in his father's shadow"

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