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Definition of 'assist'

Noun

  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"
       Synonyms: aid assistance help
  2. (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

Verb

  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"
       Synonyms: help 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"
       Synonyms: serve attend to wait on attend


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