[ 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(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
: "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 .