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English noun: aid

1. aid (attribute) a resource


SamplesVisual aids in teaching.


Synonymsassistance, help


Broader (hypernym)resource

2. aid (act) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose


SamplesHe gave me an assist with the housework.
Could not walk without assistance.
Rescue party went to their aid.
Offered his help in unloading.


Synonymsassist, assistance, help


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)accommodation, boost, comfort, encouragement, facilitation, hand, helping hand, lift, ministration, recourse, refuge, relief, resort, self-help, service, succor, succour, support, thanks

3. aid (possession) money to support a worthy person or cause


Synonymseconomic aid, financial aid


Broader (hypernym)gift


Narrower (hyponym)fellowship, foreign aid, grant, grant-in-aid, philanthropic gift, philanthropy, public assistance, scholarship, social welfare, traineeship, welfare

4. aid (act) the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something


SamplesNo medical care was required.
The old car needs constant attention.


Synonymsattention, care, tending


Broader (hypernym)work


Narrower (hyponym)baby sitting, babysitting, dental care, faith cure, faith healing, first aid, hair care, haircare, hairdressing, health care, healthcare, incubation, intervention, livery, manicure, maternalism, nourishment, nursing, nurturance, pedicure, personal care, pet sitting, skin care, skincare, tender loving care, TLC, treatment, tree surgery


English verb: aid

1. aid (social) give help or assistance; be of service


SamplesEveryone helped out during the earthquake.
Can you help me carry this table?.
She never helps around the house.


ExamplesSam cannot aid Sue


Synonymsassist, help


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)back up, support


Narrower (hyponym)alleviate, assist, attend, attend to, avail, benefact, bootstrap, care, ease, expedite, facilitate, give care, hasten, help out, serve, subserve, succor, succour, wait on

2. aid (body) improve the condition of


SamplesThese pills will help the patient.


Synonymshelp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)benefit, bring around, cure, do good, heal









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