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Definition 1: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose - [noun denoting act]

Samples where aid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave me an assist with the housework
  • could not walk without assistance
  • rescue party went to their aid
  • offered his help in unloading

Synonyms for aid in the sense of this definition

(aid is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of aid ) assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal

"it gave comfort to the enemy"

(... is a kind of aid ) the act of giving hope or support to someone

(... is a kind of aid ) the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need

(... is a kind of aid ) an act of help or assistance

"he did them a service"

(... is a kind of aid ) the act of giving temporary assistance

(... is a kind of aid ) assistance in time of difficulty

"the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

(... is a kind of aid ) with the help of or owing to

"thanks to hard work it was a great success"

(... is a kind of aid ) act of turning to for assistance

"have recourse to the courts" "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

(... is a kind of aid ) physical assistance

"give me a hand with the chores"

(... is a kind of aid ) act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something

(... is a kind of aid ) the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else

(... is a kind of aid ) aiding the cause or policy or interests of

"the president no longer has the support of his own party" "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

Definition 2: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where aid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no medical care was required
  • the old car needs constant attention

Synonyms for aid in the sense of this definition

(aid is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of aid ) care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair

(... is a kind of aid ) the act of nourishing

"her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"

(... is a kind of aid ) the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm

(... is a kind of aid ) considerate and solicitous care

"young children need lots of TLC"

(... is a kind of aid ) physical and emotional care and nourishment

(... is a kind of aid ) care for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves; can including bathing and cooking and managing bodily functions

(... is a kind of aid ) care for the skin

(... is a kind of aid ) care provided through prayer and faith in God

(... is a kind of aid ) treatment of damaged or decaying trees

(... is a kind of aid ) professional care for the feet and toenails

(... is a kind of aid ) professional care for the hands and fingernails

(... is a kind of aid ) motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children

(... is a kind of aid ) the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home

(... is a kind of aid ) the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners are away from home

(... is a kind of aid ) care for the teeth

(... is a kind of aid ) emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained

(... is a kind of aid ) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

(... is a kind of aid ) maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development

(... is a kind of aid ) the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay

(... is a kind of aid ) the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession

Definition 3: a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where aid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • visual aids in teaching
  • his job was to give technical assistance over the phone

Synonyms for aid in the sense of this definition

(aid is a kind of ...) a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

"the local library is a valuable resource"

Definition 4: gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where aid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • economic assistance to depressed areas

Synonyms for aid in the sense of this definition

(aid is a kind of ...) something acquired without compensation

(... is a kind of aid ) governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

"she lives on welfare"

(... is a kind of aid ) voluntary promotion of human welfare

(... is a kind of aid ) financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit

(... is a kind of aid ) money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

(... is a kind of aid ) aid (such as economic or military assistance) provided to one nation by another

(... is a kind of aid ) any monetary aid

(... is a kind of aid ) a grant to a person or school for some educational project

(... is a kind of aid ) financial aid that enables you to get trained for a specified job

"the bill provided traineeships in vocational rehabilitation"

Definition 5: improve the condition of - [verb of body]

Samples where aid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These pills will help the patient

Synonyms for aid in the sense of this definition

(aid is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of aid ) provide a cure for, make healthy again

"The treatment cured the boy's acne" "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"

(... is a kind of aid ) be beneficial for

"This will do you good"

Samples where aid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Everyone helped out during the earthquake
  • Can you help me carry this table?
  • She never helps around the house

Synonyms for aid in the sense of this definition

(aid is a kind of ...) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

"She supported him during the illness" "Her children always backed her up"

(... is a kind of aid ) help oneself, often through improvised means

(... is a kind of aid ) provide care for

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

(... is a kind of aid ) be of use to, be useful to

"It will avail them to dispose of their booty"

(... is a kind of aid ) speed up the progress of; facilitate

"This should expedite the process"

(... is a kind of aid ) help in a difficult situation

(... is a kind of aid ) be helpful or useful

(... is a kind of aid ) be of help, as in a particular situation of need

"Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"

(... is a kind of aid ) help as a benefactor

"The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of"

(... is a kind of aid ) 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"

(... is a kind of aid ) make easier

"you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

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