Definition of personal assistant in English:

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personal assistant

Pronunciation: /ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l əˈsistənt/


A secretary or administrative assistant working exclusively for one particular person.
Example sentences
  • A vice president might become an executive vice president, a secretary might become a personal assistant.
  • While some rely too much on their personal assistants or secretaries, there are quite a few who believe that ‘self-help is the best help’.
  • The secretary of the year competition was initiated to inspire and equip secretaries, office professionals and personal assistants to attain excellence.

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Syllabification: per·son·al as·sis·tant

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