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assistance

Noun

1 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" [syn: aid, assist, help]
2 a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas" [syn: aid, help]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Aid; help; the act or result of assisting.

Translations

French

From assistentia.

Noun

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