[ noun ] the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose


help aid assist helping


: "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

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

`` This is one of the major items in the Fulton_County general assistance program '' , the jury said , but the State_Welfare_Department `` has seen_fit to distribute these funds through the welfare departments of all the counties in the state with the exception of Fulton_County , which receives none of_this money .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The House passed finally , and sent to the Senate , a bill extending the State_Health_Department 's authority to give planning assistance to cities .

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

Production assistance often takes the form of locating tools or materials which are urgently needed .

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 .

These services include procurement and technical assistance and notice of surplus sales and invitations to bid on Government contracts for products and services within the registrants ' field_of_operations .

[ noun ] a resource


aid help


: "visual aids in teaching" "economic assistance to depressed areas"

Used in print

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

They supplemented their income by small government assistance , by tutoring and economizing wherever they could .

(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)

Federal assistance is limited to half of the total expenditure , and the state or local districts must pay at_least half .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

The Holy_Father would die soon , she said to Carla , so she could translate for Sam , although he had a brilliant doctor , a man who did not need the assistance of those doctors offered by the great rulers of the world .

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