Meaning of ASSIST in English

I. verb


assisted reproduction

assisted suicide (= when someone such as a doctor helps a very ill person commit suicide )

Thirty-four other states have adopted similar laws banning assisted suicide.

assisted suicide

support/assist development ( also further/facilitate development formal )

We need to facilitate development and economic activity that provides jobs.




By 1900, imports had halved the cost of meat and bread, greatly assisting the diet of the working classes.

This can greatly assist in tendering or in compiling house scales.

Amplified vibration can reinforce the normal rhythm of speech and can greatly assist forming the right habits.

The government's international rehabilitation was greatly assisted by the Gulf war.

If a loop system is installed in the room or hall, this will greatly assist the majority of aid-users.

The Corporate Plan, recently approved by Council, will greatly assist in the focusing of future budgets.

As committed feminists they feel that feminism can greatly assist the professional mental health worker.

He was always ready to help anybody and in this he was greatly assisted by Rosemary.


pleased to help/assist

If you do not understand the details enclosed please contact the Finance Department where the staff will be pleased to assist.

NatWest understands your needs and is pleased to help.

Our group bookings specialists are always pleased to assist the discerning traveller who requires quality, service and value second to none.

There will always be some one who will be only too pleased to help.

They will be pleased to help and advise you.

They will be pleased to help and so will the suppliers listed, including, of course, myself.

They will be pleased to help you with specific questions and will give you as much general information as they can.

Whatever the size of your kitchen, our talented designers will be pleased to help you plan it.


A consultant has been brought in to assist management in restructuring the company.

Can you do the job alone, or do you want someone to assist you?

Citizens have a duty to assist the police.

In this position, you will assist in training new employees.

Some of the guests assisted with the preparation of the food.

The guide is written to assist consumers in choosing the best insurance plan.

They have developed a computerized system that will greatly assist all library users.


Charsky, rising, reached down a - hand to assist her in mounting the stage.

Neither time nor space assist the head in reaching colleagues easily or regularly.

Some funeral directors will assist in do-it-yourself funerals by supplying a simple coffin and dealing with the documentation. 4.

The Nevill Trust still functions to assist scholars and apprentices financially.

The second is to develop the promotional materials which can assist in conveying the main, general arguments for teaching history.

Their regular work on this day is handled by the novices who are assigned to assist them during the week.

We also anticipate, together with your lawyers, assisting in the interpretation of any warranty and indemnity requirements included in a contract.

II. noun


But his 16 points and eight assists were important to the Suns at least making it doubtful for a while.

Clyde Drexler had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while Hakeem Olajuwon had 26 points and 16 rebounds.

He made a 3-point shot and had two assists.

I want to be able to score goals and assists, but not just play one way.

McGrady had 14 points and Armstrong had nine assists in the first two quarters.

Sunday, he scored 29 points and handed out nine assists in a 103-89 win over Boston College.

The good news is, he led the Heat in assists.

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