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

2 senses of assistance

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
aid, assistance, help -- (a resource; "visual aids in teaching")
       => resource -- (a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource")

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