the act of assisting; help; aid; support.
- re·as·sist·ance, noun
- assistance , assistants
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How to use assistance in a sentence
It took a blow to the head from Clark and the assistance of three deputies to subdue her.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2011, only 27 percent of families living in poverty were receiving welfare assistance.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block | Monica Potts | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ISI came to the CIA for assistance in fostering a revolt that had developed in the Afghan countryside against Communist rule.
They provide their own assistance and we are grateful to them for this.
And thank you, USDA Cranberry Market Loss assistance Program, for the cranberry sauce.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam | P. J. O’Rourke | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the darkness and confusion I did not distinguish the face of the man who rendered me this assistance.
Thinking to escape and summon assistance from the cantonment, Douglas mounted the wall and leaped into the moat.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Two of the artillerymen who had not been injured came to his assistance, and again the gun was thundering forth its defiance.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Then he held down a hand to her, bade her set her foot on his, and called with an oath to Rabecque to lend her his assistance.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
You are very kind, sir,” he said; “my companions and I shall feel deeply indebted to you for this opportune assistance.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for assistance
the act of assisting
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