assistance

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noun as·sis·tance \ ə-ˈsis-tən(t)s \

Definition of assistance

:the act of helping or assisting someone or the help supplied :aid
  • financial and technical assistance
  • Can I be of any assistance? [=can I help you?]

Examples of assistance in a Sentence

  1. Any assistance you can give me would be appreciated.

  2. I'll be happy to provide you with whatever assistance you may need.

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Origin and Etymology of assistance



ASSISTANCE Defined for Kids

assistance

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noun as·sis·tance \ ə-ˈsi-stəns \

Definition of assistance for Students

1 :the act of helping
  • I need assistance in moving the boxes.
2 :the help given
  • financial assistance


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