assistance [uh-sis-tuh ns] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for assistance on Thesaurus.com noun
- the act of assisting; help; aid; support.
Origin of assistance 1375–1425; late Middle English assistence Medieval Latin assistentia. See assist, -ence, -ance Related formsre·as·sist·ance, nounCan be confusedassistance assistants Related Words for assistance help, service, backing, support, benefit, compensation, relief, cooperation, aid, comfort, collaboration, assist, reinforcement, hand, lift, furtherance, abetment, sustenance, boost, facilitation Examples from the Web for assistance Contemporary Examples of assistance
It took a blow to the head from Clark and the assistance of three deputies to subdue her.
January 2, 2015
The ISI came to the CIA for assistance in fostering a revolt that had developed in the Afghan countryside against Communist rule.
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
They provide their own assistance and we are grateful to them for this.
November 28, 2014
At the time of the flight she had “regained her appetite” and was able to walk with assistance as well.
November 17, 2014
But officials gave the delegation no specific commitments and made no concrete promises of increased U.S. assistance.
November 4, 2014
Historical Examples of assistance
The child was carried on its mother’s back, and hung on without any assistance.
If I can render any assistance in making these inquiries, I will.
That he never dreamed that any assistance was wanted, and therefore did not offer it.
Can I be of any assistance, or is two company when they’re cataloguing?
Then I command you, in the name of the Queen, to give no assistance to this prisoner, but to do as I tell you.
British Dictionary definitions for assistance assistance noun
- help; support
- the act of assisting
- British informal See national assistance
Word Origin and History for assistance n.
early 15c., “act of helping or aiding,” from Middle French assistance, from assister (see assist (v.)).