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as·sist

assist

 
 
pronunciation:
sIst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: assists, assisting, assisted
definition: to give aid or support to.
May I assist you with your homework?
synonyms:
aid, help, serve
antonyms:
balk, hamper
similar words:
accommodate, accompany, attend, back, bolster, encourage, endorse, facilitate, oblige, support, sustain, uphold
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a play that helps another team member complete a play, such as a goal in soccer.
derivation: assistive (adj.)
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  • assistant:
    a person who assists.
  • assistance:
    the act of assisting.
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The word assist contains the following parts:
as- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix as- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with an "s" sound, such as "sent" and "cert." See ad-.
sist Latin root that means stand
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synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance