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succor

suc·cor

succor

 
 
pronunciation:
suh kr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: help or relief given in time of need.
She knew he was wanted by the law, but nonetheless she gave him succor in the form of food and a place to stay.
synonyms:
aid, assistance, help, relief
definition 2: someone or something that provides such aid.
synonyms:
aid, assistant, comfort, lifesaver
similar words:
help
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: succored, succoring, succors
definition: to give help or relief to (someone) in time of need.
As he'd lost all his money in gambling, his brother refused to succor him.
synonyms:
aid, assist, comfort, help
similar words:
attend, befriend, console, rescue, support