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assist

as·sist

assist

 
pronunciation:
sIst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: assisted, assisting, assists
definition: to give aid or support to.
May I assist you with your homework?
synonyms:
aid, help
antonyms:
balk, hamper
similar words:
accommodate, accompany, attend, back, bolster, encourage, endorse, facilitate, oblige, support, uphold
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a play that helps another team member complete a play, such as a goal in soccer.
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