What does ASSIST mean?

ASSIST meaning in General Dictionary

To provide aid to assist

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  • To give support to in certain undertaking or energy or perhaps in period of distress to greatly help to assist to succor
  • give assist or help; be of service
  • benefit or perhaps a servant to
  • behave as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
  • the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a necessity or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  • (recreations) the act of enabling another player to help make a good play
  • to offer assistance to in a few undertaking or work, or perhaps in time of distress; to simply help; to assist; to succor.
  • To provide aid; to help.
  • becoming current as a spectator; because, to help at a public conference.

ASSIST meaning in Law Dictionary

to simply help; aid; succor; provide countenance or reassurance to; be involved in as an auxiliary. Individuals v. Hayne, 83 Cal. Ill, 23 Fac. 1, 7 L. R. A. 348, 17 Am. St. Rep. 211; Moss v. Peoples, 51 N. C. 142; Comitez v. Parkerson (C. C.) 50 Fed. 170. Legal of Assistance, Legal of Assistants. See COURT. Writ of support. See WRIT.

ASSIST meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 15c., from Middle French assister "to face by, assistance, place, spot, assist" (14c.), from Latin assistere "the stand by position, simply take a stand near, go to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sistere "stay however, take a stand; to set, spot, cause to face," from PIE *si-st-, reduplicated kind of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Relevant: Assisted; helping. Health assisted committing suicide attested from 1884.

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  • 1570s, "an act of assistance," from assist (v.). Within the sporting sense attested 1877 in baseball, 1925 in ice hockey.

ASSIST meaning in Sports Dictionary

Credit directed at a player after moving the puck into scorer of objective. No more than two helps may be granted every objective. (recreation: Ice Hockey)

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  • granted to a fielder whenever his throw causes a runner being called aside. Assists can be granted to a couple of fielders on a single play. (sport: Baseball)
  • are awarded to two or more people whenever their particular pitch leads to a run for a fellow group user. (sport: Softball)
  • A pass to a group member that straight results in a basket. (recreation: Basketball)

ASSIST - German to English


ASSIST meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To offer assistance to in certain task or effort, or in period of distress; to aid; to assist; to succor.

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  • (v. i.) To provide help; to simply help.
  • (v. i.) become present as a spectator; as, to aid at a public conference.

Sentence Examples with the word ASSIST

The allies would not assist without the promise of more healing waters, which meant she needed more bladders of blood and another journey into the enemy- riddled forest under Sirian's watch.

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