What does assist mean?

Definitions for assist
əˈsɪstas·sist

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assist.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aid, assist, assistance, helpnoun

    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. assistverb

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

  3. help, assist, aidverb

    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. assistverb

    act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

  5. serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assistverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. assistnoun

    A helpful action or an act of giving.

    The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.

  2. assistnoun

    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. assistverb

    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. assistverb

    To help.

  5. assistverb

    To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assistverb

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

  2. Assistverb

    to lend aid; to help

  3. Assistverb

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

Freebase

  1. ASSIST

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assist

    as-sist′, v.t. to help.—v.i. to be present at a ceremony: (Shak.) to accompany.—n. Assist′ance, help: relief.—adj. Assist′ant, helping or lending aid.—n. one who assists: a helper. [L. assistĕre, to stand by—ad, to, sistĕre.]

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of assist in a Sentence

  1. State Department:

    We are aware of reports of a U.S. citizen detained in Burma, we take seriously our responsibility to assist U.S. citizens abroad and are monitoring the situation. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment.

  2. Brian Fallon:

    As we have said since last summer, Secretary Clinton has been cooperating with the Justice Department's security inquiry, including offering in August to meet with them to assist their efforts if needed.

  3. Amy Jeffress:

    We have been working with the UK authorities in an effort to resolve this matter, this was an accident, and a criminal prosecution with a potential penalty of fourteen years imprisonment is simply not a proportionate response. We have been in contact with the UK authorities about ways in which Anne Sacoolas could assist with preventing accidents like this from happening in the future, as well as Anne Sacoolas desire to honor Harry's memory. We will continue that dialogue in an effort to move forward from this terrible tragedy. But Anne Sacoolas will not return voluntarily to the United Kingdom to face a potential jail sentence for what was a terrible but unintentional accident.

  4. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch:

    By admitting they have no contingency plan to assist the millions that may lose subsidies, the administration confirms how the misguided law is unworkable for the American people, i'm committed to working with my Republican colleagues on how Congress can respond to help those hurt by Obamacare's broken promises.

  5. Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf:

    Now, my focus will be on making sure the Department of State can support our counties and all candidates in theelection process, particularly during the petition period. My administration will work expeditiously to update Department of State systems and ensure all processes are in place to assist candidates for Congress.

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Translations for assist

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • дапамагчы́, памагчы́, спрыя́ць, паспрыя́ць, памага́ць, дапамага́цьBelarusian
  • помагам, съдействам, асистенция, асистирамBulgarian
  • assistènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • pomáhat, asistovatCzech
  • unterstützen, assistieren, beistehen, helfenGerman
  • ayudar, asistirSpanish
  • syöttö, auttaa, syöttää, avustaaFinnish
  • passe décisive, assister, aiderFrench
  • सहायताHindi
  • օգնելArmenian
  • stoðsendingIcelandic
  • assistere, aiutareItalian
  • 手伝うJapanese
  • 돕다Korean
  • subvenioLatin
  • whakamahiri, whakahirihiri, āwhinaMāori
  • assistMongolian
  • assisteren, voorzetten, een [[voorzet]] [[geven]], bijstaanDutch
  • assistência, assistir, ajudar, [[prestar]] [[assistência]]Portuguese
  • asista, ajutaRomanian
  • поспосо́бствовать, помо́чь, голево́й пас, ассисти́ровать, помога́ть, соде́йствовать, посоде́йствовать, результати́вная переда́ча, спосо́бствоватьRussian
  • asistencijaSerbo-Croatian
  • hjälpa, bistå, assistera, stödja, assistSwedish
  • asistTurkish
  • допомогти́, допомага́ти, посприя́ти, сприя́тиUkrainian
  • giúp, trợ giúp, hỗ trợVietnamese

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