HyperDic: assist

English > 5 senses of the word assist:
VERBsocialassist, help, aidgive help or assistance
socialassistact as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
socialassist, serve, attend to, wait on, attendwork for or be a servant to
NOUNactassist, aid, assistance, helpthe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
actassist(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
assist > pronunciation
Soundsahsih'st
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > assist: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
Examples
  • "he gave me an assist with the housework"
  • "could not walk without assistance"
Synonymsaid, assistance, help
NarroweraccommodationThe act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
boost, encouragementThe act of giving hope or support to someone
comfortAssistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal
facilitationAct of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
hand, helping handPhysical assistance
liftThe act of giving temporary assistance
recourse, resort, refugeAct of turning to for assistance
relief, succor, succour, ministrationAssistance in time of difficulty
self-helpThe act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
serviceAn act of help or assistance
supportAiding the cause or policy or interests of
thanksWith the help of or owing to
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishasistencia, auxilio, ayuda, socorro
Catalanajuda, ajut, assistència
Verbsassistwork for or be a servant to
assistgive help or assistance
English > assist: 5 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play.
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
basketball, basketball game, hoopsA game / game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players
ice hockey, hockey, hockey gameA game / game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Spanishasistencia
Catalanassistència
English > assist: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive help or assistance; be of service.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot assist Sue
Synonymshelp, aid
NarroweravailBe of use to, be useful to
benefactHelp as a benefactor
bootstraphelp oneself, often through improvised means
care, give careProvide care for
expedite, hastenspeed up the progress of
facilitate, ease, alleviatemake easier
help outBe of help, as in a particular situation of need
serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assistWork for or be a servant to
subserveBe helpful or useful
succor, succourHelp in a difficult situation
Broadersupport, back upGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
Spanishasistir, auxiliar, ayudar
Catalanajudar, assistir
Adjectivesassistivegiving assistance
Nounsassist, assistancethe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
assistanta person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
English > assist: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningact as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Narrowerabetassist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
protectUse tariffs to favor domestic industry
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Spanishasistir, ayudar
Catalanajudar, assistir
Adjectivesassistantof or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
Nounsassistanta person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
English > assist: 5 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningWork for or be a servant to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
ModelSam cannot assist Sue
Example "Is a salesperson assisting you?"
Synonymsserve, attend to, wait on, attend
Narrowerfagact as a servant for older boys, in British public schools
valetServe as a personal attendant to
Broaderhelp, assist, aidGive help or assistance
Similar toservedevote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas
Spanishasistir, atender, cuidar, ser útil, servir
Catalanassistir, servir
Nounsassistthe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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