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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
Recent Examples on the Web White House aides say the address will be a chance to hammer his reelection themes of successful trade deals, increased defense spending by NATO allies, and a surging stock market. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Alternative programming: Trump heads to Davos as part of strategy to make impeachment a sideshow," 21 Jan. 2020 Under the rules for impeachment, when senators want to deliberate among themselves, cameras and staff will be removed, aides said. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "White House Calls Impeachment Charges ‘Frivolous’ and ‘Dangerous’ in Legal Brief," 21 Jan. 2020 The former Trump campaign aide, convicted for his role in the Russia saga, is hoping to capitalize on the intense cynicism seen in many Republican voters. Jack Crowe, National Review, "In Long-Shot California Congressional Bid, George Papadopoulos Sells Himself as a Candidate for Our Age of Distrust," 20 Jan. 2020 At the time, Sinema’s aides said the vote upholds current law, echoing a point made by Kaine, that the amendment only served to reinforce what is already spelled out in Article I of the Constitution, which gives Congress the power to declare war. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "With Iran tensions, the Senate returns to debate over Trump war powers," 15 Jan. 2020 Three of his employees and the brother of a campaign aide were missing. New York Times, "How a String of Flukes Helped Pave the Way for Mayor Michael Bloomberg," 22 Dec. 2019 The White House’s failure to advance that policy — and Trump’s failure to tweet in favor of the bipartisan Senate package — provided little pressure for senators to advance their drug pricing reforms, congressional aides said. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "2019 was supposed to be the year Washington lowered drug prices. What happened?," 20 Dec. 2019 Given that, Trump aides have been working with Senate Republicans to coordinate strategy and structure the likely trial. Author: Philip Rucker, Elise Viebeck, John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump rips Democrats for ‘attempted coup’ on eve of likely impeachment," 18 Dec. 2019 But Horowitz also found major errors and omissions in applications the FBI submitted to eavesdrop on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page., "WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness’’ in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident’’ about how the Russia investigation was handled.," 16 Dec. 2019

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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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Last Updated

26 Jan 2020

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“Aide.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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 aide

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