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aid

 (ād)
v. aid·ed, aid·ing, aids
v.tr.
To provide assistance, support, or relief to: aided the researchers in their discovery; aided the prisoners' attempt to escape.
v.intr.
To provide assistance, support, or relief: aided in the effort to improve services to the elderly.
n.
1. The act or result of helping; assistance: gave aid to the enemy.
2.
a. Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies: sent medical aid to the region after the storm.
b. Something, such as a device, that provides improvement: visual aids such as slides.
3.
a. An assistant or helper.
b. An aide or aide-de-camp.
4. A monetary payment to a feudal lord by a vassal in medieval England.

[Middle English aiden, from Old French aider, from Latin adiūtāre, frequentative of adiuvāre, to help : ad-, to; see ad- in Indo-European roots + iuvāre, to help.]

aid′er n.
References in classic literature ?
Mrs Varden's chief aider and abettor, and at the same time her principal victim and object of wrath, was her single domestic servant, one Miss Miggs; or as she was called, in conformity with those prejudices of society which lop and top from poor hand- maidens all such genteel excrescences--Miggs.
The cruelty of which he had been an unwilling witness, the coarse and ruffianly behaviour of Squeers even in his best moods, the filthy place, the sights and sounds about him, all contributed to this state of feeling; but when he recollected that, being there as an assistant, he actually seemed--no matter what unhappy train of circumstances had brought him to that pass--to be the aider and abettor of a system which filled him with honest disgust and indignation, he loathed himself, and felt, for the moment, as though the mere consciousness of his present situation must, through all time to come, prevent his raising his head again.
Instantly to turn upon me, charging that I have no sense of the enormity of the crime itself, but am its aider and abettor!
'that it is apprehended you are going to fight a duel, and that the other man, Tupman, is your aider and abettor in it.
"We sometimes hear from people who have been saved from choking or treated at the scene of a road accident by first aiders, but we're keen to build up a fuller picture of how people in the local area are benefiting from a knowledge of simple first aid.
Jacky Rattue, PR and fundraising manager for St John Ambulance West Midlands, said: "We sometimes hear from people who have been saved from choking or treated at the scene of a road accident by first aiders, but we're keen to build up a fuller picture of how people are benefitting from a knowledge of simple first aid."
FIRST aiders and emergency services struggled to cope as four runners collapsed and died in a half marathon, an inquest heard yesterday.
And they cut the number of first aiders on duty from the usual 12 to 10.
Les entreprises selectionnees recevront des fonds d'une valeur de plus de 150 000 $, et des outils de Microsoft et Amazon Web Services pour aider les fondateurs dans la construction de leur entreprise.
But Tesco today stressed that although they are not legally obliged to have a first aider on duty, they do have a rota of ten first aiders and endeavour to have one available at all times.
The Senator expressed his concern that most of the workplaces in the country do not have trained first aiders who could respond during emergencies.
A climbing aider is a device that provides an extension to your sticks or steps, typically one-inch climbing-rated webbing or rope, which can be either fixed or moved between each stick as you climb or descend, in lieu of carrying the extra weight of additional sticks or steps.