verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Also called natural aids.the means by which a rider communicates with and controls a horse, as the hands, legs, voice, and shifts in weight.
- Also called artificial aids.the devices by means of which a rider increases control of a horse, as spurs, whip, and martingale.
Origin of aid
Synonyms for aid
Antonyms for aid
Related Words for aidedsubsidize, abet, assist, encourage, alleviate, promote, mitigate, befriend, lighten, relieve, serve, favor, sustain
Examples from the Web for aided
Contemporary Examples of aided
By one account, it aided U.S. troops in capturing or killing at least ten of those senior leaders from the battlefield.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
November 9, 2014
Super PACs have aided both candidates, but Grimes has less dark-money support than McConnell.Mystery Man Buys Kentucky for the GOP
Center for Public Integrity
October 29, 2014
Aided by care, heroic health care workers, and—in some cases—experimental drugs, all three survived.Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the Disease
October 9, 2014
He believed the more you aided Israel militarily, the more flexible they would be diplomatically.Some of Israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End U.S. Aid
July 18, 2014
CSI not only aided a not-guilty verdict, but netted Dr. Phil an admirer.It’s Time to Turn Off TV Doctors
June 23, 2014
Historical Examples of aided
We are aided by all who desire self-government and a voice in deciding their own affairs.
Aided by my Flicie, I dressed in haste and tried to descend, but it was impossible.My Double Life
Mr. Stone aided in the establishment of several manufactories at this point.Cleveland Past and Present
They followed the gas, and were aided in their advance by artillery fire.
The triumph, aided perhaps by good wine, had made a new man of Fritz.The Prisoner of Zenda
n combining form
Word Origin for aid
early 15c., "wartime tax," also "help, support, assistance," from Old French aide, earlier aiudha "aid, help, assistance" (9c.), from Late Latin adjuta, from fem. past participle of Latin adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "to give help to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help" (see adjutant). Meaning "thing by which assistance is given" is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "material help given by one country to another" is from 1940.
c.1400, "to assist, help," from Old French aidier "help, assistance," from Latin adiutare, frequentative of adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "give help to" (see adjutant). Related: Aided; aiding.