assist

Definitions

  • the Representation of The Lord Ti Assisting At The Preliminaries of the Sacrifice and Offerings
    the Representation of The Lord Ti Assisting At The Preliminaries of the Sacrifice and Offerings
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v assist act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
    • v 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"
    • v assist 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"
    • n assist (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
    • n assist 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE AUTHOR, AND A BASUTO PONY WHICH ASSISTED IN THE FIGHT AT SANNASPOST THE AUTHOR, AND A BASUTO PONY WHICH ASSISTED IN THE FIGHT AT SANNASPOST
The Baron's Assistant Reader The Baron's Assistant Reader
MME. CARLOTTA CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM ANOTHER BALLOONIST THREE MILES AWAY MME. CARLOTTA CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM ANOTHER BALLOONIST THREE MILES AWAY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Guillotin merely proposed the machine that bears his name (which was rejected by the crown) and he never made a working model. The first working model was made by his assistant years later. When the machine attained infamy in the French Revolution, Dr.Guillotin protested its use and went to his grave claiming that the machine was unjustly named after him.
    • Assist To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting.
    • v. t Assist To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor. "Assist me, knight. I am undone!"
    • Assist To lend aid; to help. "With God not parted from him, as was feared,
      But favoring and assisting to the end."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest painting in the world is The Battle of Gettysburg, painted in 1883 by Paul Philippoteaux and sixteen of his assistants. The painting took two and a half years to create and is 410 feet long, 70 feet high, and weighs 11,792 pounds.
    • assist To attend; be present at or with; take part with.
    • assist To help; aid; succor; give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress.
    • assist To be associated with as an assistant. Synonyms To second, back, support, further, sustain, serve; befriend, relieve.
    • assist To lend aid or help.
    • assist To be present, as at a public meeting; take part, as in a ceremony or discussion.
    • assist In euchre, to order the adoption of the suit to which the card turned up as trump belongs, when this order is given by the partner of the dealer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Alexander Graham Bell Was working on the telephone in 1876, he spilled battery acid on his pants and called out to his assistant, "Watson, please come here. I want you." Watson, who was on another floor, heard the call through the instrument he was hooking up, and ran to Bell's room. Bell's words became the first ever successfully communicated using a telephone.
    • v.t Assist as-sist′ to help
    • v.i Assist to be present at a ceremony:
    • n Assist one who assists: a helper
    • v.i Assist (Shak.) to accompany
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Quotations

  • George Linnaeus Banks
    George Linnaeus Banks
    “For the cause that lacks assistance, The wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.”
  • Simone Weil
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    “It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.”
  • B. K. Sandwell
    B. K. Sandwell
    “I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar%20Gracian
    “Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.”
  • Thomas J. Watson
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    “A manager is an assistant to his men.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund%20Freud
    “The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. assistere,; ad, + sistere, to cause to stand, to stand, from stare, to stand: cf. F. assister,. See Stand

Usage

In literature:

The latter engagement he fulfilled through the assistance of the Pinzons of Palos, and added a third vessel to the armament.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
He climbed up with the greatest difficulty; indeed, without my assistance he could not have got along.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Miss Mary rang to obtain Susan's assistance, and May asked her to find the Sermon on the Mount.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Helmar's assistance was only just in time; another moment and the assassin would have accomplished his work.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
I have plenty of room for your servant, and if he will assist me a little, I will discharge my own.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Owen ran forward to render what assistance he could.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
None came to his assistance in the hour of peril.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
He tottered on his legs, and Levi sprang to his assistance just as he dropped senseless on the floor.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
She'll assist us in landing the prisoners, and be useful afterwards.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
One was a marine, whose arm had been broken; the other the assistant-surgeon.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

While many with unmeaning eye
Gaze on thy works in vain;
Assist me, Lord, that I may try
Instruction to obtain.
"The Moon In Silver Glory Shone" by John Newton
My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of thy name.
"O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" by Charles Wesley
Then why should men blind-folded be,
Of their determin'd fate;
To think that mortals can assist
Him in a future state.
"A Hymn" by Susannah Hawkins
That he may pardon thee at death,
And do thy soul receive;
None else but he can thee assist,
Or from distress relieve.
"The False Swearer" by Susannah Hawkins
When hope her kind assistance lends,
To deck the future day;
To beautify the distant scene,
And light our gladsome way:
"To Disappointment" by Elizabeth Bath
Before that thou express thy words,
Do his assistance crave;
Then he will thee direction give,
And will thy mind relieve.
"The False Swearer" by Susannah Hawkins

In news:

Photo courtesy of Greg Herenda Former Seton Hall assistant Kenny "Eggman" Williamson dances with Grace Herenda, mother of fellow Pirate assistant Greg Herenda, during Herenda's wedding in 1995.
Yakima Valley Community College also offers a Medical Assisting Program, accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistant s.
Formerly, Program Director, Medical Assisting /HIM Programs, Ultrasound Diagnostic School, Irving, TX Deborah Proctor, EdD, RN, CMA, Professor and Director, Medical Assisting Program, Butler County Community College, Butler, PA.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE ASSISTANT.
Prior to last week, for the Borough of South Williamsport to receive fire/police assistance from another municipality, the mayor had to write a letter requesting assistance.
COLUMBIA — After one season, Missouri basketball assistant coach Ernie Nestor is leaving to be an assistant coach at Navy.
The bus was staffed with surgeon Tom Parker, assistants Mychele Moody, Jenniefer Toennies and Sara White, said mobile clinic assistant coordinator Terralynn Parker.
Athletic trainers, EMT's and physician assistants for Vail-Summit Orthopedics will donate their time assisting the doctors.
POH Assisted Living v Sunrise Assisted Living Management, et al.
A new report on childcare assistance said West Virginia officials may have made the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program "cost prohibitive " when they raised parents' co-payments for the program in August.
For 27 years I have served this community as an assistant prosecutor , and as the Chief Assistant Prosecutor since 2005.
Minnesotans in need of health care, nutrition assistance, child care assistance and emergency assistance can now apply online through ApplyMN, applymn.dhs.mn.gov.
) The declaration for public assistance comes just one week after the county was given a federal declaration for individual assist...
Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder has accepted a job as an assistant coach for CSKA Moscow, becoming the second person to leave.
Olympic High School football coach and history teacher Tim Allbee, center, strains to lift himself out of his wheelchair with the assistance of physical therapist assistant Donna Arcuri (right).
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In science:

We are grateful to Inger Jørgensen, Marcel Bergmann, and Gary Hill for assistance in developing the image reduction routines. D.E.V.B. was supported in part by the Harlan J.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
We thank R¨oland Rengelink and Mario Nonino of the EIS Team for their assistance in deriving the revised chi-square images and ob ject catalogues, as well as the entire EIS Team for their efforts in obtaining and distributing the data used for this study.
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
We thank members of the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey team for assistance with the observations and the dedicated staff at Parkes for their support during this pro ject.
Radio Pulsars in the Magellanic Clouds
Baker for useful discussions and assistance during the preparation of this manuscript, and the referee for comments that led to the clarification of several key points.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
Note that for the class of impulse responses as given in this example, extra gain is not required to assist the observed "superluminal" propagation.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
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