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assist

Pronunciation: /əˈsɪst/

Translation of assist in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • ayudar, asistir [formal] to assist sb with/in sth ayudar or [formal] asistir a algn en algo a man is assisting the police with their inquiries la policía está interrogando a un sospechoso to assist sb in -ing ayudar a algn a + infinitive/infinitivo she assisted them in organizing the conference los ayudó a organizar la conferencia
    Example sentences
    • She has also assisted at blood donor sessions in the town, and only stopped doing that in March.
    • She also very graciously assisted in the awards presentation that was done around the pool on the Saturday evening.
    • No subtitles are present to assist, although they would be welcome when the Australian accents are prevalent.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (help) to assist with/in sth ayudar en algo 1.2 (be present) [formal] to assist at sth asistir a algo
    Example sentences
    • Davis said the police were assisting the people to transport their belongings to their various homes and would also assist in the clean-up.
    • Likewise he is banned from encouraging, inciting or assisting any person to commit any acts of anti-social behaviour.
    • The sickness and invalids benefit strategy is showing encouraging results in assisting people to recover and return to employment.
    Example sentences
    • I would urge anyone who has information which could assist police to come forward.
    • In urging the public to assist the police with information, Paul said crime was the business of all law-abiding persons.
    • There is no general obligation on health professionals to disclose confidential information in order to assist the police with the investigation of crimes.

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