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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  1. assist

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.3 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. assistverb

    abet, coöperate with, aid, help

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  1. Neama Rahmani:

    People that are worried about their future daughter-in-law, this is not how they act, they don't call a lawyer before reporting her missing to law enforcement, right? They assist an investigation. They don't go camping when they're looking for someone. Everything that they've done is inconsistent with someone who is concerned about finding their missing children.

  2. Mike Rogers:

    We had talked to our French counterparts ... and we gave them a heads up: 'Look, we are watching the Russians. We are seeing them penetrate some of your infrastructure. Here's what we've seen ... what can we do to assist?' we are doing the same with our German counterparts (and) our British counterparts.

  3. Tom Plummer:

    While some species of nonhuman primates produce technologies that assist in foraging, humans are uniquely dependent on technology for survival. But the evolutionary origins of this reliance on technology for survival is shrouded in mystery.

  4. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    We are working very closely with authorities in Afghanistan as well as countries who have significant resources on the ground, including the British, to ascertain her whereabouts, we are working with those who can assist us in making contact with those who may well have been involved.

  5. Christina Sion:

    We’d like to assist by opening a portion of our events calendar so couples will have a safe, unique venue to consider.

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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