assist has definitions from the fields of baseball,sport,ice hockey,basketball,work
[ verb ] give help or assistance; be of service;


help aid


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

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

The property sales assistance program is designed to assist small business_concerns that may wish to buy property offered for sale by the Federal_Government .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

The other constituents in a built detergent assist in this and in the removal of dirty stains and the hydrophilic sticky or dried soils .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

As a nation , we feel an obligation to assist other countries in their development ; but this obligation pertains only to countries which are honestly seeking to become responsible members of a stable and forward-moving world community .

[ verb ] (work) act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The famed Yankee_Clipper , now retired , has been assisting as a batting_coach .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The assisting musicians from the Vienna_Octet are somewhat lacking in expertise , but their contribution is rustic and appealing .

Related terms

work abet protect assistant

[ noun ] 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"

Used in print

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

Through the efforts of SAAMI 's shooting development program these shooting activities , and many others , including assists in the development of public and privately financed shooting parks , trap and skeet leagues , rifle and pistol marksmanship programs have been promoted , to mention only a_few .

[ noun ] (baseball,sport,ice hockey,basketball) in sports (baseball or basketball or ice hockey) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

Used in print

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

A nation such_as Switzerland could be neutralized by agreement and could be relied_upon to protect its neutrality ; more doubtful , but possible , ( with an assist from the North ) was the neutralization of the Latin_American countries ; out_of_the_question was the neutralization of Asia and Africa .

[ verb ] 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"