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Meaning of ASSIST

Pronunciation:  u'sist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  in sports (baseball or basketball or ice hockey) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
  3. [v]  act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  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"

ASSIST is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aid, assistance, attend, attend to, help, serve, wait on
 See Also: abet, accommodation, activity, aid, alleviate, assist, avail, back up, benefact, boost, bootstrap, care, ease, encouragement, expedite, facilitate, facilitation, fag, financial aid, give care, hand, hasten, help, help out, helping hand, lift, maneuver, manoeuvre, ministration, play, protect, recourse, refuge, relief, resort, self-help, service, subserve, succor, succor, succour, succour, support, support, thanks, valet, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time
    of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.
          Assist me, knight. I am undone!          --Shak.
    Syn: To help; aid; second; back; support; relieve; succor;
         befriend; sustain; favor. See {Help}.
  2. \As*sist"\, v. i.
    1. To lend aid; to help.
             With God not parted from him, as was feared, But
             favoring and assisting to the end.    --Milton.
    2. To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public
       meeting. [A Gallicism] --Gibbon. Prescott.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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