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verb formal aid pronunciation in American English /eɪd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyaid
he/she/itaids
present participleaiding
past tenseaided
past participleaided
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make it easier for someone to do something
    A list of technical terms is included here to aid the reader.
    aid someone in something: He was aided in his research by the fact that Coleridge had kept very detailed records.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to help something to happen more easily or with fewer problems
    Gentle exercise aids the circulation of blood around the body.
    aid in: Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron.
  3. 3
    [transitive] economics to give money, food, or other help to a country or organization that needs it
    They appealed for more money to aid the homeless.
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