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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
assist (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to give usually supplementary support or aid to - assisted the boy with his lessons
1.
to give support or aid - assisted at the stove another surgeon assisted on the operation
2.
to be present as a spectator - the ideal figures assisting at Italian holy scenes Mary McCarthy
assist (noun)
1.
an act of - assistance aid
2.
the action (as a throw or pass) of a player who enables a teammate to make a putout or score a goal , also official credit given for such an action
3.
a mechanical or electromechanical device that provides assistance
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
assist (noun)
an act or instance of helping
SYNONIMS:
abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, lift, support
RELATED WORDS:
advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succor
NEAR ANTONYMS:
constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragement
hindrance
assist (verb)
to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end
SYNONIMS:
abet, aid, assist, back, backstop, prop (up), support
RELATED WORDS:
advance, ease, facilitate, forward, foster, further, launch; champion, endorse ( indorse), patronize, promote, sponsor; attend, care (for), comfort, minister (to), succor; sustain; bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce ( reenforce); advise, counsel, guide, mentor, nurture; bail out, deliver, rescue, save; embolden, encourage, hearten; benefit, favor, oblige, profit, serve
NEAR ANTONYMS:
balk, bar, block, constrain, hamper, handicap, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, restrain, strangle; baffle, foil, frustrate, inconvenience, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down; discourage, dishearten; repress, retard, stifle, straiten, stunt; damage, harm, hurt, injure
hinder
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