Definitions for ASSISTəˈsɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to give support or aid to; help.

  2. to be associated with as an assistant or helper.

  3. (v.i.)to give aid or help.

  4. to be present, as at a meeting or ceremony.

  5. (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.

    Category: Sport

  6. a helpful act.

  7. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. assist(verb)

    (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

  3. 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"

  4. assist(verb)

    act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

  5. 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

  1. assist(verb)əˈsɪst

    to give help

    He assists the professor in his research.; I was asked to assist with the task.


  1. assist(Noun)

    A helpful action or an act of giving.

    The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.

  2. assist(Noun)

    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.

  3. assist(Verb)

    To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion), to attend a theatrical performance.

    A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.

  4. assist(Verb)

    To help.

  5. assist(Verb)

    To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.

  6. Origin: From assister, from assistere, both words meaning, "to assist."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assist(verb)

    to give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor

  2. Assist(verb)

    to lend aid; to help

  3. Assist(verb)

    to be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting



    ASSIST is an IBM System/370-compatible assembler and interpreter developed in the 1970s at Penn State University by John Mashey and a group of Mashey's student assistants. Originally, ASSIST was available only to universities and was implemented at several hundred of them, but was occasionally used elsewhere. In 1998, Penn State declared that ASSIST was no longer copyrighted and that the program was freely available.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ASSIST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3791

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ASSIST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4575

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ASSIST' in Verbs Frequency: #470

Anagrams of ASSIST

  1. stasis

Translations for ASSIST

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to help

The junior doctor assisted the surgeon at the operation.

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