guide-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: physically control the course and direction of; serve or use as a guide

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] GUIDE[transitive] NP2[patient] (PP{P NP[path,location]}) NP1 GUIDE[intransitive] Includes: GUIDE ON
NOTE: the verb in this sense can be transitive OR intransitive

"The captain guided his ship through a channel."
"The blind boy guided his fingers over the carved figurine."
"Can you guide me to the main entrance?"
"We guided them to our chief."
"They were guided to a safe place by the stars."
"I guide at the local museum every Tuesday evenings."
"They had the lights to guide on."

VerbNet: accompany-51.7
FrameNet: Cotheme
PropBank: guide.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: influence or advise through non-physical means

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate] guide[transitive] NP2[patient[animate]]
NOTE: Sense 2 is a metaphorical extension of Sense 1.

"The teacher guided the gifted students towards the more challenging courses."
"His interest in employment law guided his studies in law school and his career."
"Had ethics guided the economic man, it would have been a wonderful world to live."

VerbNet: force-59-1
FrameNet: Influence_of_event_on_cognizer
PropBank: guide.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3