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Aid vs. Assist

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Aidnoun

(uncountable) Help; assistance; succor, relief.

‘He came to my aid when I was foundering.’;

Assistverb

To help.

Aidnoun

(countable) A helper; an assistant.

Assistverb

(sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.

Aidnoun

(countable) Something which helps; a material source of help.

‘Slimming aids include dietary supplements and appetite suppressants.’;

Assistverb

(medicine) To help compensate for what is missing with the help of a medical technique or therapy.

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Aidnoun

An historical subsidy granted to the crown by Parliament for an extraordinary purpose, such as a war effort.

Assistverb

(archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion).

‘A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.’;

Aidnoun

An exchequer loan.

Assistverb

(archaic) To attend at}}

Aidnoun

A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his feudal lord on special occasions.

Assistnoun

A helpful action or an act of giving.

‘The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.’;

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Aidnoun

(countable) An aide-de-camp, so called by abbreviation.

‘The incompetent general's brilliant aid often made priceless suggestions.’;

Assistnoun

(sports) The act of helping another player score points or goals

Aidverb

(transitive) To (give) support (to); to further the progress of; to help; to assist.

Assistnoun

(soccer) A decisive pass made to the goal scorer

Aidverb

To support, either by furnishing strength or means in coöperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.

‘You speedy helpers . . . Appear and aid me in this enterprise.’;

Assistnoun

(baseball) A defensive play, allowing a teammate to record a putout.

‘He had two assists in the game.’;

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Aidnoun

Help; succor; assistance; relief.

‘An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid.’;

Assistverb

To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.

‘Assist me, knight. I am undone!’;

Aidnoun

The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.

‘It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.’;

Assistverb

To lend aid; to help.

‘With God not parted from him, as was feared,But favoring and assisting to the end.’;

Aidnoun

A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.

Assistverb

To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting.

Aidnoun

A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.

Assistnoun

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’;

Aidnoun

An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.

Assistnoun

(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

Aidnoun

a resource;

‘visual aids in teaching’; ‘economic assistance to depressed areas’;

Assistverb

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’;

Aidnoun

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’;

Assistverb

act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

Aidnoun

a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause

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’;

Aidnoun

the work of caring for or attending to someone or something;

‘no medical care was required’; ‘the old car needed constant attention’;

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’;

Aidverb

improve the condition of;

‘These pills will help the patient’;

Aidnoun

help, typically of a practical nature

‘she walked with the aid of a Zimmer frame’; ‘he saw the pilot slumped in his cockpit and went to his aid’;

Aidnoun

financial or material help given to a country or area in need

‘700,000 tons of food aid’; ‘an aid agency’;

Aidnoun

a source of help or assistance

‘exercise is an important aid to recovery after heart attacks’; ‘a teaching aid’;

Aidnoun

a grant of subsidy or tax to a king or queen.

Aidverb

help or support (someone or something) in the achievement of something

‘research was conducted to aid in making decisions’; ‘women were aided in childbirth by midwives’;

Aidverb

promote or encourage (something)

‘diet and exercise aid healthy skin’;

Aid

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.

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