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as·sist

 (ə-sĭst′)
v. as·sist·ed, as·sist·ing, as·sists
v.tr.
To give help or support to, especially as a subordinate or supplement; aid: The clerk assisted the judge by looking up related precedents. Her breathing was assisted by a respirator.
v.intr.
1. To give aid or support: Who assisted during the operation?
2. To be present, as at a conference: "Mr. Dick had regularly assisted at our councils, with a meditative and sage demeanor. He never made a suggestion but once" (Charles Dickens).
n.
1. The act of giving aid; help: cleaned the garage with the assist of a friend.
2. Sports
a. A fielding and throwing of a baseball in such a way that enables a teammate to put out a runner.
b. A pass, as in basketball or ice hockey, that enables the receiver to score.
3. A mechanical device providing aid.

[Middle English assisten, from Old French assister, from Latin assistere : ad-, ad- + sistere, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sist′er n.

assist

(əˈsɪst)
vb
1. to give help or support to (a person, cause, etc); aid
2. to work or act as an assistant or subordinate to (another)
3. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey to help (a team-mate) to score, as by passing the puck
4. archaic (foll by: at) to be present; attend
n
5. US and Canadian the act of helping; aid; assistance
6. (Baseball) baseball the act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a team is enabled to put out an opponent
7. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. a pass or other action by a player which enables another player to score a goal
b. a credit given for such an action
[C15: from French assister to be present, from Latin assistere to stand by, from sistere to cause to stand, from stāre to stand]
asˈsister n

as•sist

(əˈsɪst)

v.t.
1. to give support or aid to; help.
2. to be associated with as an assistant or helper.
v.i.
3. to give aid or help.
4. to be present, as at a meeting or ceremony.
n.
5. (in sports)
a. a play or pass helping a teammate to score or make a putout.
b. the official credit scored for such a play or pass.
6. a helpful act.
7. an electrical, hydraulic, or mechanical means of increasing power, efficiency, or ease of use.
[1505–15; < Latin assistere to stand by =as- as- + sistere to cause to stand]
syn: See help.

assist

be present
1. 'assist'

If you assist someone, you help them. Assist is a formal word.

We may be able to assist with the tuition fees.
They are raising money to assist hurricane victims.
2. 'be present'

If you want to say that someone is there when something happens, you say that someone is present.

He had been present at the dance.
There is no need for me to be present.

assist


Past participle: assisted
Gerund: assisting

Imperative
assist
assist
Present
I assist
you assist
he/she/it assists
we assist
you assist
they assist
Preterite
I assisted
you assisted
he/she/it assisted
we assisted
you assisted
they assisted
Present Continuous
I am assisting
you are assisting
he/she/it is assisting
we are assisting
you are assisting
they are assisting
Present Perfect
I have assisted
you have assisted
he/she/it has assisted
we have assisted
you have assisted
they have assisted
Past Continuous
I was assisting
you were assisting
he/she/it was assisting
we were assisting
you were assisting
they were assisting
Past Perfect
I had assisted
you had assisted
he/she/it had assisted
we had assisted
you had assisted
they had assisted
Future
I will assist
you will assist
he/she/it will assist
we will assist
you will assist
they will assist
Future Perfect
I will have assisted
you will have assisted
he/she/it will have assisted
we will have assisted
you will have assisted
they will have assisted
Future Continuous
I will be assisting
you will be assisting
he/she/it will be assisting
we will be assisting
you will be assisting
they will be assisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been assisting
you have been assisting
he/she/it has been assisting
we have been assisting
you have been assisting
they have been assisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been assisting
you will have been assisting
he/she/it will have been assisting
we will have been assisting
you will have been assisting
they will have been assisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been assisting
you had been assisting
he/she/it had been assisting
we had been assisting
you had been assisting
they had been assisting
Conditional
I would assist
you would assist
he/she/it would assist
we would assist
you would assist
they would assist
Past Conditional
I would have assisted
you would have assisted
he/she/it would have assisted
we would have assisted
you would have assisted
they would have assisted

assist

1. A pass that leads directly to a basket being scored.
2. The passing of the puck by another player to the goalscorer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assist - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purposeassist - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
self-help - the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
facilitation - act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
helping hand, hand - physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
recourse, refuge, resort - act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
thanks - with the help of or owing to; "thanks to hard work it was a great success"
ministration, succor, succour, relief - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
lift - the act of giving temporary assistance
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
accommodation - the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
boost, encouragement - the act of giving hope or support to someone
comfort - assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal; "it gave comfort to the enemy"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
2.assist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good playassist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
hockey game, ice hockey, hockey - a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
Verb1.assist - give help or assistanceassist - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
facilitate, alleviate, ease - make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
wait on, attend to, assist, attend, serve - work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"
benefact - help as a benefactor; "The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of"
help out - be of help, as in a particular situation of need; "Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"
subserve - be helpful or useful
succor, succour - help in a difficult situation
expedite, hasten - speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"
avail - be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
give care, care - provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
bootstrap - help oneself, often through improvised means
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
2.assist - act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive functionassist - act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
protect - use tariffs to favor domestic industry
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
abet - assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
3.assist - work for or be a servant toassist - work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"
valet - serve as a personal attendant to
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
fag - act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools
serve - devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas; "She served the art of music"; "He served the church"; "serve the country"

assist

verb
1. help, back, support, further, benefit, aid, encourage, work with, work for, relieve, collaborate with, cooperate with, abet, expedite, succour, lend a hand to, lend a helping hand to, give a leg up to (informal) They decided to assist me with my chores.
2. facilitate, help, further, serve, aid, forward, promote, promote, boost, ease, sustain, reinforce, speed up, pave the way for, make easy, expedite, oil the wheels, smooth the path of, assist the progress of a chemical that assists in the manufacture of proteins
facilitate resist, frustrate, handicap, hold up, hamper, hold back, thwart, hinder, obstruct, impede, work against

assist

verb
To give support or assistance:
noun
The act or an instance of helping:
Translations
يُساعِد
asistovatpomáhat
assisterehjælpe
auttaaavustaasyöttää
aîstoîa
asistentasasistuotipadėjėjaspardavėjas
asistēt
asistovať
asistiratipomagati

assist

[əˈsɪst]
A. VT (= help) [+ person] → ayudar; [+ development, growth etc] → fomentar, estimular
to assist sb to do sthayudar a algn a hacer algo
we assisted him to his carle ayudamos a llegar a su coche
B. VI (= help) → ayudar
to assist in sthayudar en algo
to assist in doing sthayudar a hacer algo
C. N (Sport) → asistencia f

assist

[əˈsɪst] vt [+ person] → aider; [+ injured person, accident victim] → secourir
to assist sb with sth → aider qn dans qch
to assist sb in doing sth → aider qn à faire qch

assist

vthelfen (+dat); (= act as an assistant to)assistieren (+dat); growth, progress, developmentfördern, begünstigen; to assist somebody with somethingjdm bei etw helfen or behilflich sein; to assist somebody in doing or to do somethingjdm helfen, etw zu tun; … who was assisting the surgeon…, der dem Chirurgen assistierte; in a wind assisted time of 10.01 secondsmit Rückenwind in einer Zeit von 10,01 Sekunden; a man is assisting the police (with their inquiries) (euph)ein Mann wird von der Polizei vernommen
vi
(= help)helfen; to assist with somethingbei etw helfen; to assist in doing somethinghelfen, etw zu tun
(= be present) (doctor)assistieren (at bei); (in church) → ministrieren
n (Sport) → Vorlage f

assist

[əˈsɪst]
1. vt to assist sb (to do or in doing sth)aiutare qn (a fare qc), assistere qn (a or nel fare qc)
we assisted him to his car → lo abbiamo aiutato a raggiungere la sua macchina
2. vi (help) to assist in sthaiutare in qc, essere di aiuto in qc

assist

(əˈsist) verb
to help. The junior doctor assisted the surgeon at the operation.
asˈsistance noun
help. Do you need assistance?
asˈsistant noun
1. a person who assists; a helper. a laboratory assistant; (also adjective) an assistant headmaster.
2. a person who serves in a shop.

assist

vt. ayudar, asistir, socorrer.

assist

vt asistir; computer-assisted, vacuum-assisted, etc. asistido por computadora, asistido por vacío, etc.
References in classic literature ?
Before dinner in the evening Edna wrote a charming letter to her husband, telling him of her intention to move for a while into the little house around the block, and to give a farewell dinner before leaving, regretting that he was not there to share it, to help out with the menu and assist her in entertaining the guests.
Silently, and without a moment's delay, they permitted him to assist them from their saddles, and when they descended quickly to the water's edge, where the scout had collected the rest of the party, more by the agency of expressive gestures than by any use of words.
The speech was about public-spirited citizens who, to the neglect of their own interests, came to assist the ends of justice, and fellow-creatures in misfortune.
We took from them three horses, and all their baggage; and being informed, by two of our number that went to their town, that the Indians had entirely evacuated it, we proceeded no further, and returned with all possible expedition to assist our garrison against the other party.
She stopped to assist him to pick up the handkerchief that had fallen, and the Panama hat that had rolled from his lap towards the window when he had started suddenly to his feet at the apparition of grace and beauty.
I merely look in to offer my best wishes, and to ask if I can assist you any further in your preparations.
The ship's company being reduced to but a handful, the captain called upon the Islanders to assist him in the laborious business of heaving down the ship to stop the leak.
But when the swift Pequod, with a fresh leading wind, was herself in hot chase; how very kind of these tawny philanthropists to assist in speeding her on to her own chosen pursuit, -- mere riding-whips and rowels to her, that they were.
When they arrived at the Mississippi river, George, having learned that the course of the strange lady was upward, like his own, proposed to take a state-room for her on the same boat with himself,--good-naturedly compassionating her feeble health, and desirous to do what he could to assist her.
The professors assist them in the saving of their time by being promptly in their little boxed-up pulpits when the hours strike, and as promptly out again when the hour finishes.
Joe took a pin out of his lapel and began to assist in exercising the prisoner.
The maiden sisters at home wrote to Aurelia two or three times a year, and sent modest but serviceable presents to the children at Christmas, but refused to assist L.