- the act of assisting; help; aid; support.
Origin of assistance
Related Words for assistancehelp, service, backing, support, benefit, compensation, relief, cooperation, aid, comfort, collaboration, assist, reinforcement, hand, lift, furtherance, abetment, sustenance, boost, facilitation
Examples from the Web for assistance
Contemporary Examples of assistance
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’
January 2, 2015
The ISI came to the CIA for assistance in fostering a revolt that had developed in the Afghan countryside against Communist rule.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
They provide their own assistance and we are grateful to them for this.Ukraine Militias Warn of Anti-Kiev Coup
November 28, 2014
At the time of the flight she had “regained her appetite” and was able to walk with assistance as well.Was Flying Hero Doctor With Ebola to the U.S. the Wrong Call?
November 17, 2014
But officials gave the delegation no specific commitments and made no concrete promises of increased U.S. assistance.Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away
November 4, 2014
Historical Examples of assistance
The child was carried on its mother's back, and hung on without any assistance.Explorations in Australia
If I can render any assistance in making these inquiries, I will.Life in London
That he never dreamed that any assistance was wanted, and therefore did not offer it.
Can I be of any assistance, or is two company when they're cataloguing?
They have been of assistance to me, and exceedingly kind as well.
- help; support
- the act of assisting
- British informal See national assistance
Word Origin and History for assistance
early 15c., "act of helping or aiding," from Middle French assistance, from assister (see assist (v.)).