[ suhk-er ]
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  1. help; relief; aid; assistance.

  2. a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc.

verb (used with object)
  1. to help or relieve.

Origin of succor

1250–1300; (verb) Middle English sucuren from Old French suc(c)urre, socorre from Latin succurrere “to go beneath, run to help,” equivalent to suc- suc- + currere “to run” (see current); (noun) Middle English soc(o)ur, back formation from sucurs (taken as plural) from Old French from Medieval Latin succursus, equivalent to Latin succur(rere) + -sus, var of -tus suffix of verbal action
  • Also especially British, suc·cour .

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3. See help.

usage note For succor

See -or1.

Other words for succor

Other words from succor

  • suc·cor·a·ble, adjective
  • suc·cor·er, noun
  • non·suc·cor, noun
  • un·suc·cor·a·ble, adjective
  • un·suc·cored, adjective

Words that may be confused with succor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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