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as·sis·tance

assistance

 
 
pronunciation:
sIs tns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of giving aid or support.
Her assistance in the project was very helpful.
synonyms:
aid, help, service
antonyms:
obstruction
similar words:
encouragement, promotion, support
definition 2: the aid or support given.
The charity sent assistance to the victims of the famine.
synonyms:
aid, hand, help
antonyms:
hindrance, obstruction
similar words:
boost, encouragement, promotion, relief, service, welfare