1. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose (Freq. 28)

he gave me an assist with the housework


could not walk without assistance


rescue party went to their aid


offered his help in unloading

Syn: ↑aid, ↑assist, ↑help
Derivationally related forms: ↑help (for: ↑help), ↑assist, ↑assist (for: ↑assist)
Hypernyms: ↑activity
2. a resource (Freq. 3)

visual aids in teaching

Syn: ↑aid, ↑help
Derivationally related forms: ↑help (for: ↑help), ↑aid (for: ↑aid)
Hypernyms: ↑resource

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