assist assist  /ə ˈsɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  2. (n) (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
  3. (v) give help or assistance; be of service
  4. (v) act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
  5. (v) work for or be a servant to

Usage(s):

  1. Michelle Obama, Jill Biden tape video asking Americans to assist veterans and military families in need.
  2. With $800 to his name, he arrived in New York City in 1985 and was plucked from obscurity to assist Geoffrey Beene.
  3. But sorrow is not grounds for a doctor to assist in a suicide in most places that allow it.

News

  1. U.S. Stocks Rally, With an Assist From Soothing Fed

    U.S. Stocks Rally, With an Assist From Soothing Fed
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Get your Big Assist Father’s Day ticket specials at Blue Line Sports

    The Big Assist V exhibition hockey game fund-raiser for people living with spinal injury is offering a Tickets and T-Shirt special for Father’s Day. Buy a family ticket package and get a free Big Assist T-shirt for dad. The Family Package is for two adults, three kids, and costs $75.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Darien Times

  3. Mirixa Selected by The Assist Group

    RESTON, Va., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirixa Corporation today announced that The Assist Group, Inc., the leader in high-dollar medical claims review and resolution, has selected Mirixa to conduct ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Today I encourage each of you to do what you can to foster healing and reconciliation and to assist those who have been hurt," Benedict said in an advance version of his homily.
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. Ban called on Sri Lanka's government "to live up to its responsibilities towards the United Nations as host country, so as to ensure continuation of the vital work of the organization to assist the people of Sri Lanka without any further...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: The Associated Press

  3. "The US Government continues to monitor the situation, including the safety and security of our citizens, and stands ready to assist and support the Indian government," White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said, adding the President has been...
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: Indian Express

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