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
Antonyms for assist
Related Words for unassistedcourageously, only, unattended, unaccompanied, single, individual, solitary, stag, solo, friendless, unmarried, unaided, unassisted, unescorted, abandoned, deserted, desolate, detached, forlorn
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Alone and unassisted he first ascertained by personal inquiry the extent of the evil.Self-Help
Main strength, unassisted by skill, is slavery's method of labor.My Bondage and My Freedom
In this anxiety and fear my own unassisted resolution and fortitude could not sustain me.The Story of My Life
The patient then had been for some time taking daily walks, unassisted.The Electric Bath
George M. Schweig
Unassisted she had mounted it and ridden away out the Quemado Road.Children of the Desert
- 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.