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aide

aide

 
 
pronunciation:
eId
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a military officer who serves as confidential assistant to a commanding officer such as a general.
The general summoned his aide and gave him his instructions for the day.
similar words:
adjutant
definition 2: an assistant, esp. one who provides assistance as a job.
My grandmother has an aide who helps her with her daily tasks.There are two teaching aides in my daughter's class.
similar words:
adjunct, adjutant, aid, assistant, attendant, auxiliary, help, helper
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The words aide and aid sound alike but have slightly different meanings.
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