stead (v.)
help, assist, benefit
AW III.vii.41 [Widow to Helena, of Bertram] It nothing steads us / To chide him from our eaves
AW V.iii.86 [King to Bertram, of Helena] Had you that craft to reave her / Of what should stead her most?
MM I.iv.17 [Lucio to Isabella] Can you so stead me / As bring me to the sight of Isabella
MV I.iii.7 [Bassanio to Shylock, of his request for a loan] May you stead me?
Oth I.iii.335 [Iago to Roderigo] I could never better stead thee than now
Per III.Chorus.21 [Gower alone, of searching for Pericles] all due diligence / That ... / Can stead the quest
Per IV.Chorus.41 [Gower alone, of Dionyza] The sooner her vile thoughts to stead
RJ II.iii.50 [Romeo to Friar, of Juliet] My intercession likewise steads my foe
Tem I.ii.165 [Prospero to Miranda] necessaries / Which since have steaded much
TG II.i.107 [Valentine to Silvia] so it stead you, I will write
TNK I.i.36 [Emilia to Third Queen] What woman I may stead that is distressed / Does bind me to her
TS I.ii.263 [Tranio as Lucentio to Petruchio] you are the man / Must stead us all