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assist

 
Noun assist has 2 senses
  1. aid, assist, assistance, help - 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"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     self-help; facilitation; hand, helping hand; recourse, resort, refuge; thanks; financial aid; relief, succor, succour, ministration; lift; service; accommodation; boost, encouragement; support
    Derived forms: verb assist1, verb assist3
  2. assist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
    --2 is a kind of
    maneuver, manoeuvre, play
Verb assist has 3 senses
  1. help, assist, aid - 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"
    --1 is one way to support, back up
    Derived forms: noun assistant1, noun assist1, noun assistance1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot assist Sue
  2. assist - act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
    --2 is one way to
    work
    Derived form: noun assistant1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist - 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"
    --3 is one way to help, assist, aid
    Derived form: noun assist1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot assist Sue
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