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Definition 1: (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play - [noun denoting act]

(assist is a kind of ...) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

"he made a great maneuver" "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

(assist belongs to category ...) a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled hockey sticks

(assist belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

(assist belongs to category ...) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

Definition 2: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose - [noun denoting act]

Samples where assist 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 assist in the sense of this definition

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

"they avoided all recreational activity"

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

"it gave comfort to the enemy"

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

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

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

"he did them a service"

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

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

"the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

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

"thanks to hard work it was a great success"

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

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

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

"give me a hand with the chores"

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

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

(... is a kind of assist ) 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"

(assist is a kind of ...) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

"I will work hard to improve my grades" "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

(... is a kind of assist ) use tariffs to favor domestic industry

(... is a kind of assist ) assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

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

  • 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

Synonyms for assist in the sense of this definition

(assist is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of assist ) serve as a personal attendant to

(... is a kind of assist ) act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools

(assist has a similar meaning as ...) devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas

"She served the art of music" "He served the church" "serve the country"

Samples where assist 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 assist in the sense of this definition

(assist 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 assist ) help oneself, often through improvised means

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

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

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

"It will avail them to dispose of their booty"

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

"This should expedite the process"

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

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

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

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

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

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

(... is a kind of 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"

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

"you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

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