[ UK /ɐsˈɪst/ ]
[ US /əˈsɪst/ ]
  1. (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
  2. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    offered his help in unloading
    rescue party went to their aid
    could not walk without assistance
    he gave me an assist with the housework
  1. give help or assistance; be of service
    Everyone helped out during the earthquake
    She never helps around the house
    Can you help me carry this table?
  2. act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
  3. work for or be a servant to
    The minister served the King for many years
    She attends the old lady in the wheelchair
    Is a salesperson assisting you?
    May I serve you?
    Can you wait on our table, please?
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How To Use assist In A Sentence

  • Three healthcare assistants have been charged after an investigation into the alleged abuse of elderly hospital patients. Times, Sunday Times
  • Life itself, without the assistance of colleges and universities, is becoming an advanced institution of learning.
  • He is very experienced in collating documents, summarizing evidence, arranging diagrammatic and demonstrative evidence and assisting with the general preparation for trial.
  • The flow of assistance to Vietnam's fragile economy from its ideological allies has virtually halted.
  • Could the hearts of kings and the counsels of cabinets be known with that literal exactness which is so desirable in politics, and yet so unattainable, we should probably find that Prussia's apparent readiness to lead Germany was owing to her determination that German armies should be led nowhere to the assistance of Austria. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861
  • His assistant, a pretty young woman, is bright, very capable, and eager to help.
  • Jeannine's work became focused on freebirth - birth unassisted by a paid professional.
  • Being a shop assistant means that you're on your feet all day long.
  • Big Pharma : Assist a heavy in killing 30 enemies where neither of you die.
  • Sometimes he is also assisted by an adjunct who will later represent him during absences.
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