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English noun: assistance

1. assistance (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.


Synonymsaid, assist, 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

2. assistance (attribute) a resource


SamplesVisual aids in teaching.


Synonymsaid, help


Broader (hypernym)resource









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