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aid

aid

 
 
pronunciation:
eId
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: aided, aiding, aids
definition: to give help to or assist.
The doctor aided the accident victims.
synonyms:
assist, help
antonyms:
hamper, hinder, injure
similar words:
accommodate, benefit, bolster, foster, further, hand, support, uphold
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: help or assistance that is given to someone in need.
The old lady was glad to have the aid of her neighbors.
synonyms:
assistance, hand, help, relief
antonyms:
bar
similar words:
service, support
definition 2: a person or thing that helps or assists.
He needs a hearing aid.She was an aid to him when he was sick.
synonyms:
aide, assistant, help
antonyms:
hindrance, obstacle
similar words:
attendant
Homophone Note
The words aid and aide sound alike but have slightly different meanings. A person who helps is called an "aide," not an "aid."