Definitions for ASSISTəˈsɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to give support or aid to; help.
to be associated with as an assistant or helper.
(v.i.)to give aid or help.
to be present, as at a meeting or ceremony.
(n.)(in sports) a play or pass helping a teammate to score or make a putout. the official credit scored for such a play or pass.
a helpful act.
an electrical, hydraulic, or mechanical means of increasing power, efficiency, or ease of use.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Machinery
* Syn: See help.
Origin of assist:
1505–15; < L assistere to stand by =as-as - +sistere to cause to stand
aid, assist, assistance, help(noun)
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"
(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
help, assist, aid(verb)
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"
act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist(verb)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to give help
He assists the professor in his research.; I was asked to assist with the task.
A helpful action or an act of giving.
The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.
a statistic used in different sports to quantify the act of helping another player score points or goals; in baseball, an assist is defensive, allowing a teammate to record a putout.
He had two assists in the game.
To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion), to attend a theatrical performance.
A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.
To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
Origin: From assister, from assistere, both words meaning, "to assist."
to give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor
to lend aid; to help
to be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting
Translations for ASSIST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The junior doctor assisted the surgeon at the operation.
- ajudarPortuguese (BR)
- asistovat, pomáhatCzech
- hjælpe; assistereDanish
- کمک کردنFarsi
- aider, assisterFrench
- सहायता करनाHindi
- asistuoti, padėtiLithuanian
- palīdzēt; asistētLatvian
- hjelpe, assistereNorwegian
- pomagać, asystowaćPolish
- کمک کردنPersian
- مرسته کولPashto
- a asista, a ajutaRomanian
- hjälpa, assisteraSwedish
- yardım etmekTurkish
- 協助Chinese (Trad.)
- مدد کرناUrdu
- hỗ trợVietnamese
- 帮助Chinese (Simp.)
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