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assist

as·sist

assist

 
pronunciation:
sIst
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part of speech: verb
inflections: assisted, assisting, assists
definition: to give help to someone.
The nurse assisted the doctor with the operation.
synonyms:
aid, help
similar words:
accommodate, back, encourage, endorse, support
Word Builder: assist +
  • assistant:
    a person who assists.
  • assistance:
    the act of assisting.
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The word assist contains the following part:
sist Latin root that means stand
synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance