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aide

Syllabification: aide

Definition of aide in English:

noun

1An assistant to an important person, especially to a political leader: a presidential aide
More example sentences
  • The nurses, anesthesiologists, medical technicians and aides who assist the surgeon are paid.
  • Beside him sit two more press aides and an assistant, who also chip in if they feel matters need explaining.
  • The prime minister now has relatively young and inexperienced aides in his political office.
Synonyms
assistant, helper, adviser, right-hand man, man/girl Friday, adjutant, deputy, second-in-command, second;
subordinate, junior, underling, acolyte
informal sidekick, body man, gofer
1.1 short for aide-de-camp.
Example sentences
  • I remember serving for a time as an aide and jeep driver to one of the commanders.
  • Although he plays down his army service, he was an aide to Field Marshal Montgomery.
  • When the war began he had been a captain of artillery and a general's aide.

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