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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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Nadler's statement came after the White House ordered two former top aides to defy congressional subpoenas and sought to limit testimony from President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. NBC News, "Nadler blasts 'shocking and dangerous' White House effort to block ex-aides' testimony," 17 Sep. 2019 The same cannot be said for Mr. Netanyahu, whose corruption woes owe heavily to former top aides who turned state’s evidence. New York Times, "Israel Election Could Turn on Ugly Breakup of an Odd Couple," 16 Sep. 2019 With the exception of Pompeo, Trump has dispatched experienced top aides at an unprecedented rate. Washington Post, "The DIY foreign policy president: Bolton ouster confirms it," 12 Sep. 2019 Trump and aides made their views known during earlier debates among the Democratic presidential candidates in Miami and Detroit. Courtney Subramanian, USA TODAY, "Donald Trump says he respects the Democrats — then blasts Biden and Warren," 12 Sep. 2019 Vice President Mike Pence’s top aide said Tuesday that Pence and members of his traveling entourage are staying at a golf resort in Ireland owned by President Donald Trump at Trump’s suggestion. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump encouraged Pence to stay at Trump’s own golf resort in Ireland, far from meeting sites," 3 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, top aides to caucus leaders got significant raises too. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Arizona Senate gives big raises to staff, but parity in pay questioned," 3 Sep. 2019 Early on, Kim consolidated his grip on power with purges of former top aides. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘The Great Successor’ paints a macabre portrait of Kim Jong Un," 24 Aug. 2019 The same year, at Donnelly’s behest, AWS’ Carlson met with several of Mattis’ top aides. James Bandler, ProPublica, "How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon," 22 Aug. 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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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 aide

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