succor

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suc·cor

 (sŭk′ər)
n.
1. Assistance in time of distress; relief.
2. One that affords assistance or relief: "There is a higher beauty still in ... being a succor to the oppressed" (Charles Sumner).
tr.v. suc·cored, suc·cor·ing, suc·cors
To give assistance to in time of want, difficulty, or distress: succor the poor.

[Middle English sucur, back-formation from sucurs (taken as pl.), from Old French secors, from Medieval Latin succursus, from past participle of Latin succurrere, to run to the aid of : sub-, sub- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

suc′cor·a·ble adj.
suc′cor·er n.

suc•cor

(ˈsʌk ər)

n.
1. help; relief; aid.
2. a person or thing that gives help, relief, or aid.
v.t.
3. to help or relieve in difficulty, need, or distress.
Also, esp. Brit.,suc′cour.
[1250–1300; (v.) Middle English sucuren < Old French suc(c)urre, socorre < Latin succurrere to go beneath, run to help =suc- suc- + currere to run (see current)]
syn: See help.
usage: See -or1.

succor


Past participle: succored
Gerund: succoring

Imperative
succor
succor
Present
I succor
you succor
he/she/it succors
we succor
you succor
they succor
Preterite
I succored
you succored
he/she/it succored
we succored
you succored
they succored
Present Continuous
I am succoring
you are succoring
he/she/it is succoring
we are succoring
you are succoring
they are succoring
Present Perfect
I have succored
you have succored
he/she/it has succored
we have succored
you have succored
they have succored
Past Continuous
I was succoring
you were succoring
he/she/it was succoring
we were succoring
you were succoring
they were succoring
Past Perfect
I had succored
you had succored
he/she/it had succored
we had succored
you had succored
they had succored
Future
I will succor
you will succor
he/she/it will succor
we will succor
you will succor
they will succor
Future Perfect
I will have succored
you will have succored
he/she/it will have succored
we will have succored
you will have succored
they will have succored
Future Continuous
I will be succoring
you will be succoring
he/she/it will be succoring
we will be succoring
you will be succoring
they will be succoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been succoring
you have been succoring
he/she/it has been succoring
we have been succoring
you have been succoring
they have been succoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been succoring
you will have been succoring
he/she/it will have been succoring
we will have been succoring
you will have been succoring
they will have been succoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been succoring
you had been succoring
he/she/it had been succoring
we had been succoring
you had been succoring
they had been succoring
Conditional
I would succor
you would succor
he/she/it would succor
we would succor
you would succor
they would succor
Past Conditional
I would have succored
you would have succored
he/she/it would have succored
we would have succored
you would have succored
they would have succored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.succor - assistance in time of difficultysuccor - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
assist, assistance, help, aid - 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"
consolation, solace, comfort - the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
mercy - alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"
Verb1.succor - help in a difficult situation
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"

succor

noun
The act or an instance of helping:
verb
To give support or assistance:
References in classic literature ?
A few weeks afterward, as Buell's leading division was being ferried over the Tennessee River to assist in succoring Grant's beaten army, night was coming on, black and stormy.
Singing the praises of "Kuwait's pioneering role in succoring the needy and the poor" mufti Deryan added that Kuwaiti leaders and people manifested their generosity in Lebanon and elsewhere on more than an occasion as attested by the relief provided today to the Syrians.
According to Rieff, "the missionaries' dedication to succoring the sick, the wounded, and the poor, and by the middle of the nineteenth century, their commitment to eradicating slavery in Africa, were also justification first for conquest and then for imperial domination."