verb (used with object)
Origin of succor
Examples from the Web for succor
Such attention comes too late to offer any succor or comfort to the families, friends, and co-workers mourning the dead.
And if it is to truly heal, Palestinians and Israelis must make of the scar a source of succor, not fear.
The human soul is an ocean tossed by storms of passion, deep and bottomless in its need for succor and nourishment.
In contrast, a mammalian infant depends on the separation cry for succor and security.
Here's the platform the new Washington can succor: We want good schools, but don't fire bad teachers.
The help and succor he received, as often before, seemed Providential.Ole Bull|Sara C. Bull
Remember and succor us in our distress, and think on them that lie exposed to the 58 rough storms of troubles and temptations.Prayers of the Early Church|Various
For the moment, therefore, he could do nothing more but look for succor.Foes in Ambush|Charles King
The guard, amazed, rushed forward to succor their fallen leader.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James|J. A. Dacus
Succor him if you can; preserve him from what is worse than death.Atlantic Classics, Second Series|Henry C. Merwin
Word Origin and History for succor
early 13c., from Anglo-French succors "help, aid," Old French sucurres, from Medieval Latin succursus "help, assistance," from past participle of Latin succurrere "run to help," from sub "up to" + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Final -s mistaken as a plural inflexion and dropped late 13c.