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NOUN (2)

1. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;
- Example: "he gave me an assist with the housework"
- Example: "could not walk without assistance"
- Example: "rescue party went to their aid"
- Example: "offered his help in unloading"
[syn: aid, assist, assistance, help]

2. (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play;


VERB (3)

1. give help or assistance; be of service;
- Example: "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"
- Example: "Can you help me carry this table?"
- Example: "She never helps around the house"
[syn: help, assist, aid]

2. act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function;

3. work for or be a servant to;
- Example: "May I serve you?"
- Example: "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"
- Example: "Can you wait on our table, please?"
- Example: "Is a salesperson assisting you?"
- Example: "The minister served the King for many years"
[syn: serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assist \As*sist"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Assisting.] [L. assistere; ad + sistere to cause to stand, to stand, from stare to stand: cf. F. assister. See Stand.] To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor. [1913 Webster] Assist me, knight. I am undone! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To help; aid; second; back; support; relieve; succor; befriend; sustain; favor. See Help. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assist \As*sist"\, v. i. 1. To lend aid; to help. [1913 Webster] With God not parted from him, as was feared, But favoring and assisting to the end. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting. [A Gallicism] --Gibbon. Prescott. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

assist n 1: 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" [syn: aid, assist, assistance, help] 2: (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play v 1: give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house" [syn: help, assist, aid] 2: act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function 3: work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years" [syn: serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "assist": abet, accompany, act for, advance, aid, assistance, attend, avail, bail out, be instrumental, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, boost, comfort, concur, cooperate, do for, do good, doctor, ease, escort, facilitate, favor, finance, forward, fund, further, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give help, go between, hand, help, help out, helping hand, leg, leg up, lend a hand, lend one aid, lift, mediate, minister to, pay the bills, pension, pension off, proffer aid, promote, protect, rally, reclaim, redeem, relief, relieve, remedy, render assistance, rescue, restore, resuscitate, revive, save, second, serve, set up, stead, subserve, subsidize, succor, support, take in tow, work for
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

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