Definitions for: Assist

[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"
[n] in sports (baseball or basketball or ice hockey) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
[v] act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
[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"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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