Assist

All possible synonyms of the word Assist as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Assist

Definition

  • (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

Synonyms

  • assist

Hypernyms

  • maneuver, manoeuvre, play: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

Topic domains

  • baseball, baseball game: a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
  • basketball, basketball game, hoops: a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
  • ice hockey, hockey, hockey game: a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks

Aid, assist, assistance, help

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • aid
  • assist
  • assistance
  • help

Hypernyms

  • activity: any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"

Hyponyms

  • self-help: the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
  • facilitation: act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
  • hand, helping hand: physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
  • recourse, resort, refuge: act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
  • thanks: with the help of or owing to; "thanks to hard work it was a great success"
  • relief, succor, succour, ministration: assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
  • lift: the act of giving temporary assistance
  • service: an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
  • accommodation: the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
  • boost, encouragement: the act of giving hope or support to someone
  • comfort: assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal; "it gave comfort to the enemy"
  • support: aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

Serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • serve
  • attend to
  • wait on
  • attend
  • assist

Hypernyms

  • help, assist, aid: 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"

Hyponyms

  • valet: serve as a personal attendant to
  • fag: act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools

Verb groups

  • serve: devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas; "She served the art of music"; "He served the church"; "serve the country"

Assist

Definition

  • act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

Synonyms

  • assist

Hypernyms

  • work: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

Hyponyms

  • protect: use tariffs to favor domestic industry
  • abet: assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

Help, assist, aid

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • help
  • assist
  • aid

Hypernyms

  • support, back up: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"

Hyponyms

  • facilitate, ease, alleviate: make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  • serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assist: 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"
  • benefact: help as a benefactor; "The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of"
  • help out: be of help, as in a particular situation of need; "Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"
  • subserve: be helpful or useful
  • succor, succour: help in a difficult situation
  • expedite, hasten: speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"
  • avail: be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
  • care, give care: provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
  • bootstrap: help oneself, often through improvised means

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