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English noun: assist

1. assist (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, 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

2. assist (act) (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

Broader (hypernym)maneuver, manoeuvre, play

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game, basketball, basketball game, hockey, hockey game, hoops, ice hockey

English verb: assist

1. assist (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 assist Sue

Synonymsaid, 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. assist (social) act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)work

Narrower (hyponym)abet, protect

3. assist (social) work for or be a servant to

SamplesMay 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.

ExamplesSam cannot assist Sue

Synonymsattend, attend to, serve, wait on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, help

Narrower (hyponym)fag, valet

Verb groupserve

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