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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 assistance 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 assistance in the sense of this definition

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

"they avoided all recreational activity"

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

"it gave comfort to the enemy"

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

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

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

"he did them a service"

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

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

"the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

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

"thanks to hard work it was a great success"

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

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

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

"give me a hand with the chores"

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

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

(... is a kind of assistance ) 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: a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where assistance 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 assistance in the sense of this definition

(assistance 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 3: gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause - [noun denoting possession]

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

  • economic assistance to depressed areas

Synonyms for assistance in the sense of this definition

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

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

"she lives on welfare"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"the bill provided traineeships in vocational rehabilitation"

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