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verb assist pronunciation in American English /əˈsɪst/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleassisting
past tenseassisted
past participleassisted

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to help someone or something
    These measures were designed to assist people with disabilities.
    They eventually agreed to assist the investigation.
    The new technique will assist rapid identification.
    assist in/with: Several top landscape designers assisted in the creation of the garden.
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    1. a.
      to help someone more skilled to do their job, for example by doing the easier parts of the work
      Her job is to assist the head chef.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to make a job or piece of work easier to do
    information that will assist the police with their search
    assist someone to do something: The program assists young people to find work.


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