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Definition of aide

: a person who acts as an assistant a teacher's aide specifically : a military officer who acts as an assistant to a superior officer

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Examples of aide in a Sentence

The senate office hired several congressional aides. the nurse's aide will bring you an extra pillow

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Max Mumby/IndigoGetty Images The Queen has named her former personal secretary and longtime trusted aide Sir Christopher Geidt as her Permanent Lord in Waiting. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Queen Reportedly Brought Back This Trusted Aide Just to Keep an Eye on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry," 24 Mar. 2019 O’Connor is a former GOP Senate aide with a history of hard-right rulings on Obamacare; his ruling will likely to get thrown out on appeal, as many other cases like this have. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The Republican strategy to pass Medicare-for-all continues.," 15 Dec. 2018 According to The Times, the complaint arose when the former aide entered a serious relationship with someone outside the office. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "8 Men Whose Sexual Misconduct Allegations Prove It's Long Been a Big Part of U.S. Politics," 12 Oct. 2018 Barr’s demise followed a tweet that compared former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Stephen Battaglio,, "'Roseanne' spinoff without Roseanne Barr was 'best option' after a bad break for ABC," 22 June 2018 The president often tells aides to craft executive orders – even when his authority is legally dubious. Josh Dawsey, The Seattle Times, "Trump vows to sign order ending birthright citizenship," 30 Oct. 2018 Maybe the revelation that Trump strong-armed his aides to give his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner a security clearance will be the tipping point? Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “They Try to Take You Out with Bullshit”," 3 Mar. 2019 Palace aides say the reason for the move away from Kensington Palace is logistical, but Harry and Meghan wanting to strike out on their own is surely a normal part of any family life. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Are Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Really Feuding?," 3 Dec. 2018 Garcetti aides said that under the program, the city would not collect any personal identifying information or require groups that get money to turn it over to them. Emily Alpert Reyes,, "In L.A., federal grant to combat extremism stirs up concerns about targeting Muslims," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of aide

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aide

short for aide-de-camp

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The first known use of aide was in 1777

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Kids Definition of aide

: a person who acts as an assistant a teacher's aide


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Medical Definition of aide

: a person who acts as an assistant volunteer aides psychiatric aides — see nurse's aide

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