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Verb: assist  u'sist
  1. Give assistance; be of service
    - help, aid
     
  2. Act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
     
  3. Work for or be a servant to
    "Is a salesperson assisting you?";
    - serve, attend to, wait on, attend
Noun: assist  u'sist
  1. The activity of contributing to the fulfilment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    "he gave me an assist with the housework";
    - aid, assistance, help
     
  2. (sport) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

Derived forms: assisted, assisting, assists

Type of: activity, back up, maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], play, support, work

Encyclopedia: Assist