assistance assistance  /ə ˈsɪ stəns/


  1. (n) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  2. (n) a resource



  1. Operator assistance is never free: this one takes five minutes out of your allowance, even if the call was super quick.
  2. If a firm needs more assistance than is allowed under a widely available standard program, then that is exceptional assistance.
  3. Under its provisions, federal assistance for the aged, the blind and the disabled would continue unchanged, except that benefits would be increased.


  1. Assistance League installs new officers for 2013-2014

    Assistance League of San Bernardino executive board for the 2013-2014 year that was installed into office Monday night at The Mexico Restaurant.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Highland Community News

  2. Assistance Available for Disabled Oklahomans Affected by Tornadoes

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Disabled Oklahomans affected by tornadoes and severe weather can apply for work and other assistance at various locations around the state. Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls

  3. Fitch Places Vermont Student Assistance Corp. - 1995 Bond Resolution on Rating Watch Evolving

    Fitch Ratings has placed Vermont Student Assistance Corp. - 1995 Bond Resolution on Rating Watch Evolving, as a result of a the pending restructuring of the trust in conjunc
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We must demonstrate to the people and to the Taliban, that Afghan and (International Security Assistance Force) forces are here to safeguard the Afghan people, and that we are in this to win, that is our clear objective," he said.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Daily Mail - Charleston

  2. Congressional leaders have been receptive to the idea, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for "emergency and limited financial assistance" for the battered auto industry.
    on Nov 11, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: USA Today

  3. "What's really frustrating me right now is that you've got these same banks who benefited from taxpayer assistance who are fighting tooth and nail with their lobbyists . . . up on Capitol Hill, fighting against financial regulatory control,"...
    on Dec 13, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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