1The action of helping someone by sharing work: the work was completed with the assistance of carpenters
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- Pen nodded and with the assistance of the nurse she was able to get out of the bed and into the wheel chair.
- I wish to publicly record my gratitude to those whose support and assistance made this possible.
- I owe many people my thanks for their support and assistance during the preparation of this book.
1.1The provision of money, resources, or information to help someone: schemes offering financial assistance to employers she will be glad to give advice and assistance
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- This treaty gave China money and technical assistance to modernise her industry.
- The Foreign Office said they were offering full assistance to the man and his employers.
- She has 14 dogs to look after, although she now receives some home assistance to help her out.
help, aid, abettance, support, backing, succour, encouragement, reinforcement, relief, intervention, cooperation, collaboration;
a helping hand, a hand, a good turn, a favour, a kindness;
ministrations, offices, services
informal a break, a leg up
be of assistance
- Be of practical use or help: the guide will be of assistance to development groupsMore example sentences
- We hope this financial contribution will be of assistance.
- This is a very welcome development and will particularly be of assistance to the elderly and those who do not drive or have access to a car.
- I would love very much to make a legitimate connection with Ireland and, thus, would be most indebted to any, and all, that could be of assistance.
come to someone's assistance
- Act to help someone: the speaker was hoping for someone to come to his assistanceMore example sentences
- After so long, it is really encouraging to see so many people coming to my assistance.
- My friends told me that firefighters would only come to your assistance after a price is negotiated.
- They have contacted many business people in the meantime, which they hope will come to their assistance.
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin assistentia, from Latin assistere (see assist).
Words that rhyme with assistancecoexistence, consistence, distance, existence, insistence, outdistance, persistence, resistance, subsistence
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