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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.


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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