assist  

  • Pronunciation of assist: AH0 S IH1 S T (ə'sɪst)

  • Number of syllables of assist: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of assist

  • Definition of assist

    • (n): (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (v): act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
  • Examples of assist

    • The facilitator may try to assist the group.  
    • The pit is heated to assist the fermentation process.  
    • It will assist the objectivity of the discussion.  
    • The Mars gravity assist constrain the possible trajectories.  
    • They assist in the preservation of the biotopes concerned.  
    • Enzymes assist in the digestion of foods.  
    • I apreciate the inspiration, encouragement, and the terrific assist.  
    • The Army was called in to assist in the cleanup.  
    • They assist each other by encouragement, or friendly reproof.  
    • The Support Staff assist in the daily administration of the project.  

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