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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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.]

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

How to pronounce assist?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say assist in sign language?

  1. assist

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. John Kirby:

    We stand ready to assist in any way possible.

  2. Officer Peter Duvenhorst:

    Well, we had to assist the people that need help.

  3. Southwest Airlines:

    We are working swiftly to assist all passengers and crew.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    It represents a continuation of our advise-and-assist mission.

  5. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    Nothing President Obama said tonight will assist in either case.

Images & Illustrations of assist

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Translations for assist

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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