assist

I UK [əˈsɪst] / US verb
Word forms "assist":
present tense I/you/we/they assist he/she/it assists present participle assisting past tense assisted past participle assisted
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1)
a) [intransitive/transitive] to help someone or something

These measures were designed to assist people with disabilities.

They eventually agreed to assist the investigation.

The new technique will assist rapid identification.

assist in/with:

Several top landscape designers assisted in the creation of the garden.

b) to help someone more skilled to do their job, for example by doing the easier parts of the work

Her job is to assist the head chef.

2) [transitive] to make a job or piece of work easier to do

information that will assist the police with their search

assist someone to do something:

The scheme assists young people to find work.


II UK [əˈsɪst] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "assist":
singular assist plural assists
something done by a player that helps another player in the same team to score a point or goal

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  • Assist — or ASSIST may refer to:In sport: *Action by a player leading to a score by another player: **Assist (basketball) **Assist (ice hockey) **Assist (football) (soccer) **Assist (water polo) *Assist (baseball) is awarded to every defensive player who… …   Wikipedia

  • assist — UK US /əˈsɪst/ verb ► [I or T] to help somebody or help with something: assist (sb) with sth »The coordinator will assist the director with all aspects of event planning. assist (sb) in doing sth »The prospectus provides detailed information that …   Financial and business terms

  • assist — I verb abet, accommodate, act as assistant to, administer to, afford aid, aid, auxiliari, back, be of help, be of use, come to the aid of, cooperate with, do a service, endorse, foster, furnish aid, further, give a hand, give aid, give support,… …   Law dictionary

  • assist — has the same meaning as help, and shares the same grammatical constructions. In many contexts the two words are interchangeable, but help is usually preferable, assist being, in Fowler s term (1926), a ‘genteelism’ to be avoided. However, assist… …   Modern English usage

  • Assist — As*sist , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assisting}.] [L. assistere; ad + sistere to cause to stand, to stand, from stare to stand: cf. F. assister. See {Stand}.] To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assist — As*sist , v. i. 1. To lend aid; to help. [1913 Webster] With God not parted from him, as was feared, But favoring and assisting to the end. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting. [A Gallicism]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assist — /ˈassist, ingl. əˈsɪst/ [lett. «assistere»] s. m. inv. passaggio da gol …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • assist — [n] help abetment, aid, assistance, backing, benefit, boost, collaboration, comfort, compensation, cooperation, facilitation, furtherance, hand, helping hand, lift, reinforcement, relief, service, support; concept 110 Ant. hindrance, hurt, stop,… …   New thesaurus

  • assist — [ə sist′] vt. [ME assisten < OFr assister < L assistere < ad , to + sistere, to make stand < stare, to STAND] 1. to give help to; aid 2. to work with as a helper or assistant vi. to give help; aid n. 1. an instance or act of helping …   English World dictionary

  • assist — {{hw}}{{assist}}{{/hw}}(sport) Nel basket e nel calcio, ultimo passaggio che dà, a chi lo riceve, buone possibilità di segnare …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • assist — *help, aid Analogous words: *support, uphold, back, champion: profit, avail, *benefit: attend, *accompany, escort: cooperate, concur (see UNITE) Antonyms: hamper: impede Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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