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Synonyms for assist

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assist

    Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.

    abet, advocate, aid, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assist

    help, succor, aid, support, relieve, befriend, second, co-operate with, back, benefit, further

    hinder, resist, oppose, antagonize, counteract, clog, prevent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aid, assist, assistance, helpnoun

    the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

    "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"

    help, service, supporter, assistance, attention, financial aid, care, helper, economic aid, avail, assistant, tending, aid

  2. assistverb

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

    aid, help, assistance

  3. help, assist, aidverb

    give help or assistance; be of service

    "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"

    help, attend to, help oneself, serve, attend, wait on, facilitate, avail, aid

  4. assistverb

    act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

    aid, help, wait on, serve, attend to, attend

  5. serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assistverb

    work for or be a servant to

    "May 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"

    serve, process, aid, help, dish up, pay heed, answer, go to, dish out, function, look, attend to, take to heart, suffice, attend, service, take care, advert, serve up, give ear, wait on, serve well, swear out, dish, do, see, hang

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assistverb

    help, aid, support, befriend, patronize, serve, speed, second, abet, back, sustain, co-operate with, take part with, give support to, minister to

  2. assistverb

    succor, relieve, SPELL

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. assistverb

    abet, coöperate with, aid, help

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How to use assist in a sentence?

  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Israel will settle accounts with the murderers, those who attempt murder, and all those who assist them, not only will they not enjoy their privileges, but we will exact from them the full cost.

  2. David Greenberg:

    The focus started to shift back to being capable of using the automation as an assist to reduce workload in the right circumstance, but being capable also of taking over and flying the old way, in Asia, it's very normal to rely, in my view, excessively on automation.

  3. Steve Bertolino:

    Since the preserve has been closed to the public Chris has not been able to look for Brian in the only place Chris and Roberta Laundrie believe Brian may be, unfortunately North Port police had to postpone Chris' involvement but Chris and Roberta Laundrie are hopeful there will be another opportunity to assist.

  4. The National Park Service:

    Pets should be kept leashed and not allowed to interact with live or dead birds or other wildlife, visitors can assist by reporting observations of sick and dead birds, or other ill wildlife, to park staff.

  5. Nicole Ferrara:

    Given the security conditions and reduced staffing, the Embassy's ability to assist Nicole Ferrara citizens in Afghanistan is extremely limited even within Kabul.

Translations for assist

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  • дапамагчы́, памагчы́, спрыя́ць, паспрыя́ць, памага́ць, дапамага́цьBelarusian
  • помагам, съдействам, асистенция, асистирамBulgarian
  • assistènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • pomáhat, asistovatCzech
  • unterstützen, assistieren, beistehen, helfenGerman
  • ayudar, asistirSpanish
  • syöttö, auttaa, syöttää, avustaaFinnish
  • passe décisive, assister, aiderFrench
  • सहायताHindi
  • օգնելArmenian
  • stoðsendingIcelandic
  • assistere, aiutareItalian
  • 手伝うJapanese
  • 돕다Korean
  • subvenioLatin
  • whakamahiri, whakahirihiri, āwhinaMāori
  • assistMongolian
  • assisteren, voorzetten, een [[voorzet]] [[geven]], bijstaanDutch
  • assistência, assistir, ajudar, [[prestar]] [[assistência]]Portuguese
  • asista, ajutaRomanian
  • поспосо́бствовать, помо́чь, голево́й пас, ассисти́ровать, помога́ть, соде́йствовать, посоде́йствовать, результати́вная переда́ча, спосо́бствоватьRussian
  • asistencijaSerbo-Croatian
  • hjälpa, bistå, assistera, stödja, assistSwedish
  • asistTurkish
  • допомогти́, допомага́ти, посприя́ти, сприя́тиUkrainian
  • giúp, trợ giúp, hỗ trợVietnamese

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