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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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