[ uh-sis-tuhns ]
/ əˈsɪs təns /
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the act of assisting; help; aid; support.
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Origin of assistance
OTHER WORDS FROM assistancere·as·sist·ance, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH assistanceassistance , assistants
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How to use assistance in a sentence
And when they returned again out of Egypt, his assistances were no way inferior to the good offices he had formerly done them.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus
Next to the consideration of our inward domestick strength, what foreign assistances have we to justify this measure?The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 11.|Samuel Johnson
He was one of the chief assistances of that secret government whom Napoleon's luck send behind the scenes in 1793.An Old Maid|Honore de Balzac
But all these things are only desirable embellishments and assistances.Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860|George Saintsbury
Few more useful assistances were rendered to our purpose, and certainly none more pleasant.John Redmond's Last Years|Stephen Gwynn
British Dictionary definitions for assistance
/ (əˈsɪstəns) /
the act of assisting
British informal See national assistance
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