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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assist  \As*sist"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  lend  aid;  to  help. 
 
  With  God  not  parted  from  him  as  was  feared,  But 
  favoring  and  assisting  to  the  end  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  be  present  as  a  spectator;  as  to  assist  at  a  public 
  meeting.  [A  Gallicism]  --Gibbon.  Prescott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assist  \As*sist"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assisted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Assisting}.]  [L.  assistere  ad  +  sistere  to  cause  to 
  stand  to  stand  from  stare  to  stand:  cf  F.  assister.  See 
  {Stand}.] 
  To  give  support  to  in  some  undertaking  or  effort,  or  in  time 
  of  distress;  to  help;  to  aid;  to  succor. 
 
  Assist  me  knight.  I  am  undone!  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  help;  aid;  second  back  support;  relieve;  succor; 
  befriend;  sustain;  favor.  See  {Help}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assist 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  contributing  to  the  fulfillment  of  a  need  or 
  furtherance  of  an  effort  or  purpose:  "he  gave  me  an 
  assist  with  the  housework";  "could  not  walk  without 
  assistance";  "rescue  party  went  to  their  aid";  "offered 
  his  help  in  unloading"  [syn:  {aid},  {assistance},  {help}, 
  {helping}] 
  2:  in  sports  (baseball  or  basketball  or  ice  hockey)  the  act  of 
  enabling  another  player  to  make  a  good  play 
  v  1:  give  help  or  assistance;  be  of  service;  "Everyone  helped 
  out  during  the  earthquake";  "Can  you  help  me  carry  this 
  table?"  "She  never  helps  around  the  house"  [syn:  {help}, 
  {aid}] 
  2:  act  as  an  assistant  in  a  subordinate  or  supportive  function 
  3:  to  act  as  an  attendant  to  "May  I  serve  you?";  "She  attends 
  the  old  lady  in  the  wheelchair";  "Can  you  wait  on  our 
  table,  please?";  "Is  a  salesperson  assisting  you?"  [syn:  {serve}, 
  {attend  to},  {wait  on},  {attend}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ASSIST 
  Automated  Special  Security  Information  System  Terminal  (mil.,  USA) 
 
 




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