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noun [uncountable] assistance pronunciation in British English /əˈsɪst(ə)ns/
  1. help given to someone or help that allows something to be done

    financial/military assistance

    He’s been running the company with the assistance of his son.

    be of assistance (=help someone):

    Can I be of assistance?

    come to someone’s assistance (=do something to help someone):

    I waited patiently hoping that someone would come to my assistance.

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