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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  4. assistverb

    To help.

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

  5. assistverb

    To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.

    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

How to pronounce assist?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Muriel Bowser:

    We didn't request any assistance, DC police did not request any assistance from our neighbors, and we do have throughout the national capital region arrangements to assist each other if we -- if there is ever a mass event that requires additional policing. We haven't taken the step of requesting that assistance from around National Capitol Region. And we haven't requested assistance from other states.

  2. Vikas Swarup:

    At the same time the UK acknowledges the seriousness of the allegations and is keen to assist Government of India (GoI), they have asked GoI to consider requesting mutual legal assistance or extradition.

  3. Defense Ash Carter:

    Next, in full coordination with the Government of Iraq, we're deploying a specialized expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and to put even more pressure on ISIL, these special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders.

  4. Michael Goforth:

    I don't know how to describe it. It's so beautiful, it can be a really passive, intuitive thing. That's kind of what your goal is, is to let the water do all the work, and you use your paddle to assist when it's not perfect.

  5. Anders Lee:

    Kevin Hayes, James van Riemsdyk, Michael Raffl and Scott Laughton also scored for Philadelphia, and Carter Hart made a career-high 49 saves. The Flyers won a third overtime game in a postseason series for the first time. Carter Hart kept us in this game, Giroux said. Carter Hart made some huge saves for us and I was pretty glad to see Provys shot go in there. Mathew Barzals and Derick Brassard each had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Matt Martin also scored for New York, which trailed 2-0 midway through the first period before taking leads of 3-2 and 4-3. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots. Its an unfortunate play there at the end, but it happens, Mathew Barzals said. Now its a winner-take-all Game 7. Game 7 is Saturday, with the winner advancing to face Tampa Bay in the conference finals Philadelphia had a chance on a flurry in front of The Islanders net early in the second overtime, but Semyon Varlamov stopped the puck and Pelech dove at the loose puck to keep it out with his stick and glove. After Pelech lost the puck on a shot attempt when his stick broke, The Flyers pushed it up the ice and Provorov got a pass from Kevin Hayes and beat Semyon Varlamov. I saw their defenseman broke his stick, Haysie was carrying the puck in and I knew he was going to try to make a play, Provorov said. He threw the puck up front, I got it and their forward was sliding into the lane so I shot it opposite side and tired to go top corner and got it there. Carter Hart had 38 saves in regulation. Carter Hart made several nice stops in the first extra period, including a save on Jordan Eberles backhand midway through. Our shots were there, our chances were there for sure.

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Translations for assist

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  • памагчы́, дапамага́ць, дапамагчы́, паспрыя́ць, спрыя́ць, памага́цьBelarusian
  • асистирам, съдействам, асистенция, помагамBulgarian
  • assistènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • pomáhat, asistovatCzech
  • helfen, beistehen, unterstützen, assistierenGerman
  • ayudar, asistirSpanish
  • avustaa, syöttää, syöttö, auttaaFinnish
  • passe décisive, assister, aiderFrench
  • सहायताHindi
  • օգնելArmenian
  • stoðsendingIcelandic
  • assistere, aiutareItalian
  • 手伝うJapanese
  • subvenioLatin
  • āwhina, whakamahiri, whakahirihiriMāori
  • assistMongolian
  • assisteren, bijstaan, voorzetten, een [[voorzet]] [[geven]]Dutch
  • assistir, [[prestar]] [[assistência]], ajudar, assistênciaPortuguese
  • ajuta, asistaRomanian
  • результати́вная переда́ча, помога́ть, голево́й пас, поспосо́бствовать, помо́чь, ассисти́ровать, соде́йствовать, спосо́бствовать, посоде́йствоватьRussian
  • asistencijaSerbo-Croatian
  • assist, assistera, hjälpa, bistå, stödjaSwedish
  • asistTurkish
  • допомага́ти, допомогти́, сприя́ти, посприя́тиUkrainian
  • hỗ trợ, trợ giúp, giúpVietnamese

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