Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun assist

2 senses of assist

Sense 1
aid, assist, assistance, help -- (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")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
assist -- ((sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play)
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, play -- (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb assist

3 senses of assist

Sense 1
help, assist, aid -- (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")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 2
assist -- (act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function)
       => work -- (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor")

Sense 3
serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist -- (work for or be a servant 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?"; "The minister served the King for many years")
       => help, assist, aid -- (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")

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