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assist

as·sist

assist

 
pronunciation:
sIst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: assisted, assisting, assists
definition 1: to give support or aid to.
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synonyms:
aid, help, second, serve
antonyms:
balk, foil, hamper, impede
similar words:
abet, accommodate, accompany, attend, back, bolster, encourage, endorse, expedite, facilitate, oblige, succor, support, sustain, uphold
definition 2: to act as a helper or subordinate to.
A fellow surgeon at the hospital will be assisting him in the operation.
 
synonyms:
aid, attend, serve
similar words:
accompany, help, wait on
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give help, support, or aid.
I'll be happy to assist in any way I can.
synonyms:
aid, help, serve
similar words:
collaborate, minister, oblige
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance of support, help, or assistance.
We'll call you if we need an assist.
synonyms:
aid, hand, help
antonyms:
encumbrance
similar words:
boost
definition 2: in some sports, a play that helps another player complete a play such as a score.
You made a great assist on that play!
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