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Dictionary definition for: Assist

1. (n) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

2. (v) give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake" "Can you help me carry this table?" "She never helps around the house"

3. (n) (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

4. (v) act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

5. (v) work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?" "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair" "Can you wait on our table, please?" "Is a salesperson assisting you?" "The minister served the King for many years"

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