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.
Origin of assist
SYNONYMS FOR assist
Examples from the Web for assisting
CD Global Strategies reported earning $30,000 for the Burkina Faso work and $100,000 for assisting Togo.
The article also suggested that aid to those areas is assisting ISIS in its state-building ambitions.
In 1998, he became a regular Tuesday fixture, assisting viewers in relationship issues and offering general life advice.
Everybody involved in assisting the Malaysians has been very tight-lipped about what is going on.
Bratton voiced particular interest in assisting the mentally disturbed.
Richet and Finzi following her movements without at all assisting them.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
So far from assisting me and the choir to go out with dignity, it really fetters our movements.The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
When we first landed, I was very active in assisting to get the casks out of the boat, and in rolling them to the watering-place.
So far from Russia assisting Naples, it may involve her, without the greatest care and circumspection, in total ruin.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
"I think I can guess what it is," I said, assisting her at her toilet, which was never an elaborate business with her.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
British Dictionary definitions for assisting
- a pass or other action by a player which enables another player to score a goal
- a credit given for such an action