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Synonyms for auxiliary
ɔgˈzɪl yə ri, -ˈzɪl ə-aux·il·ia·ry

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  1. auxiliaryadjective

    Supplementary or subsidiary.


  2. auxiliaryadjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. auxiliary

    An auxiliary is a person or thing that helps in a subordinate capacity. Allies unite as equals; auxiliaries are, at least technically, inferiors or subordinates. Yet the auxiliary is more than a mere assistant. The word is oftenest found in the plural, and in the military sense; auxiliaries are troops of one nation uniting with the armies, and acting under the orders, of another. Mercenaries serve only for pay; auxiliaries often for reasons of state, policy, or patriotism as well. Compare ACCESSORY; APPENDAGE.

    accessory, aid, ally, assistant, coadjutor, confederate, helper, mercenary, promoter, subordinate

    antagonist, hinderer, opponent, opposer

    The auxiliaries of the Romans; an auxiliary in a good cause; an auxiliary to learning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aide, auxiliaryadjective

    someone who acts as assistant

    adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp

    unsupportive, primary

  2. auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementaryadjective

    functioning in a supporting capacity

    "the main library and its auxiliary branches"

    adjuvant, supplementary, supplemental, adjunct, accessory, ancillary, subsidiary, appurtenant

    primary, unsupportive

  3. accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliaryadjective

    furnishing added support

    "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

    supplementary, accessary, adjuvant, appurtenant, supplemental, adjunct, accessory, assistant, ancillary, subsidiary

    unsupportive, primary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. auxiliaryadjective

    aiding, helping, assisting, ancillary, subsidiary, helpful

  2. auxiliarynoun

    helper, assistant, coadjutor, adjutant, co-operative, ally, confederate, right-hand man

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. auxiliarynoun

    assistant, coadjutor, helper

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. auxiliary

    See Self-help support group

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  1. Jason Miller:

    It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on.

  2. Dan Morgan:

    Apple is going through a transition period right now, i still believe that Apple will remain to its core a product company and that The Services segment are still auxiliary.

  3. George Pell:

    It's implausible because I was an auxiliary bishop and I had no access to money or - no access to significant resources, it's implausible because, of course, the attempt to bribe someone is criminal.

  4. Peter Alan Kasler:

    It is, therefore, a fact of law and of practical necessity that individuals are responsible for their own safety, and that of their loved ones. Police protection must be recognized for what it is: only an auxiliary general deterrent.

  5. Ammar Ammar:

    Due to the prevailing security situation and as no system is set in place for handling dead bodies, the LRCS conduct these activities as an auxiliary to the authorities, their role is limited to the collection and transfer of dead bodies to the competent authorities.

Translations for auxiliary

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  • مساعدArabic
  • спомагателен глагол, допълнителен, помощник, резервен, спомагателен, помощенBulgarian
  • auxiliarCatalan, Valencian
  • pomocnýCzech
  • subsidiär, unterstützend, hilfs-, Hilfsverb, Auxiliar, helfend, zurückhaltendGerman
  • βοηθητικόςGreek
  • helpaEsperanto
  • ayudante, auxiliarSpanish
  • täiendav, abistavEstonian
  • کمکیPersian
  • avustava, apu, lisä-, avustaja, apumoottorillinen, apuverbiFinnish
  • auxiliaireFrench
  • cúntachIrish
  • सहायकHindi
  • kisegítő, tartalék, kiegészítő, segédHungarian
  • օժանդակArmenian
  • helpilo, helpero, helpivo, helpiva, helpanta, helpantoIdo
  • ausiliareItalian
  • 보조Korean
  • extra, helpend, ondersteunend, hulp-, hulpmotor, reserve-, hulpwerkwoord, bijkomendDutch
  • hjelpeverb, hjelpe-Norwegian
  • posiłkowy, pomocniczy, pomocnicze, pomocnicza, posiłkowa, rezerwowy, rezerwowe, posiłkowe, rezerwowa, czasownik posiłkowyPolish
  • verbo auxiliar, auxiliarPortuguese
  • вспомогательный глагол, запасной, ассистент, дополнительный, помощник, вспомогательныйRussian
  • ȕzgrēdan, spȍredan, ùsputan, príčuvnī, pòmoćnīSerbo-Croatian
  • துணைTamil
  • yardmcı fiil, yardımcıTurkish
  • معاونUrdu
  • Chinese

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    • A. Stupid
    • B. Contradictory
    • C. Demented
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