verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Baseball.a play that helps to put out a batter or base runner.
- Basketball, Ice Hockey.a play that helps a teammate in gaining a goal.
- the official credit scored for such plays.
- assiniboine, mount,
- assist-control ventilation,
- assistance dog,
- assistant professor
Origin of assist
Examples from the Web for assisted
The implication is that she might even have assisted her husband inflicting his superficial wounds.
In a newspaper interview Sunday, he claimed the government had assisted the militants with arms and funds.
The acts ranged from the mundane to the unexpected: Assisted a tourist with directions because he looked lost.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral|Elizabeth Picciuto|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In turn, Holtsman assisted Spitz in obtaining a vehicle and supplies.
Khoroshilov assisted Zan for such shows as Kaelen, The Academy or Art, Mara Hoffman, J.Crew, and Greg Lauren.
Had Mike not been so assisted he would have been evicted, and there would have been no appeal from it.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
He then treated the second bird in the same manner, and assisted his lady-love to consume it, as well as the remainder of the oil.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Mrs Gerrarde had a convenient trunk bought at Rochester for the purpose, and assisted herself in laying them up safely.Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph|Frances Sheridan
In agreeable surprise Beauty offered her hand to the handsome prince, and assisted him to rise.Old-Time Stories|Charles Perrault
He let her slip to the ground, and then assisted her to mount Magpie, and thus they rode slowly back to camp.Ted Strong in Montana|Edward C. Taylor
- a pass or other action by a player which enables another player to score a goal
- a credit given for such an action
Word Origin for assist
early 15c., from Middle French assister "to stand by, help, put, place, assist" (14c.), from Latin assistere "stand by, take a stand near, attend," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sistere "take a stand, cause to stand," from PIE *siste-, reduplicated form of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Related: Assisted; assisting. Medical assisted suicide attested from 1884.
1570s, "an act of assistance," from assist (v.). In the sporting sense attested 1877 in baseball, 1925 in ice hockey.