What does succor mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relief, succor, succour, ministrationverb

    assistance in time of difficulty

    "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

  2. succor, succourverb

    help in a difficult situation


  1. succornoun

    Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration.

  2. succorverb

    to give such assistance

  3. Etymology: From sucuren, from sucurre, sucurir, from succurro, from sub- + curro. More at sub-, current.


  1. succor

    In international relations, aid (also known as international aid, overseas aid, foreign aid, economic aid or foreign assistance) is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another. Aid may serve one or more functions: it may be given as a signal of diplomatic approval, or to strengthen a military ally, to reward a government for behavior desired by the donor, to extend the donor's cultural influence, to provide infrastructure needed by the donor for resource extraction from the recipient country, or to gain other kinds of commercial access. Countries may provide aid for further diplomatic reasons. Humanitarian and altruistic purposes are often reasons for foreign assistance.Aid may be given by individuals, private organizations, or governments. Standards delimiting exactly the types of transfers considered "aid" vary from country to country. For example, the United States government discontinued the reporting of military aid as part of its foreign aid figures in 1958. The most widely used measure of aid is "Official Development Assistance" (ODA).


  1. succor

    Succor refers to assistance or help, particularly during times of hardship or distress. It can include providing relief, aid, comfort, or support.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succorverb

    to run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city

  2. Succorverb

    aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress

  3. Succorverb

    the person or thing that brings relief

  4. Etymology: [OE. socours, sucurs, OF. sucurs, socors, secors, F. secours, L. succursus, fr. L. succurrere. See Succor, v. t.]

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  1. crocus

  2. occurs

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of succor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of succor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of succor in a Sentence

  1. Swami Vivekananda:

    Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want are within you.

  2. JOHN TRAPP (1601-1699):

    The devil and the damned have punishment without pity, misery without mercy, sorrow without succor, crying without comfort, mischief without measure, torments without end and past imagination. John Trapp

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  • socorsCatalan, Valencian
  • unterstützen, beistehen, Hilfe, Beistand, kommen, UnterstützungGerman
  • αρωγήGreek
  • socorrer, socorroSpanish
  • secours, secourirFrench
  • soccorsoItalian
  • לִסעוֹדHebrew
  • assistentie, bijstand verlenen, bijstandDutch
  • sukursPolish
  • ajuda, socorrer, socorro, assistênciaPortuguese
  • утешать, поддерживать, помощь, поддержкаRussian
  • imdat, imdadına yetişmek, yardıma koşmak, yardıma gelmek, yardımTurkish

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