in aid of

idiom

chiefly British
: in order to help (something or someone)
The event is being held in aid of charity.
in aid of refugees

Examples of in aid of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russell pointed out that there's a difference between knowing and doing, in aid of speaking to our need to move cautiously. John Werner, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The watch was intended to be a prize at a charity auction Thursday in aid of the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative, the source said. Andy Eckardt, NBC News, 18 Jan. 2024 Praying the name of Augustus in aid of a cause was in many ways the fashionable thing to do. Iain Murray, National Review, 16 Dec. 2023 Advertisement Griffin, who also worked as a SWAT officer during his San Diego police career from 1975 to 2002, pleaded guilty in April to charges of wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering and conspiracy to commit interstate and foreign travel or transportation in aid of racketeering. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2023 The photo showed the Duchess of York driving a convertible at the 1996 Charity Golf Tournament in aid of Motor Neurone disease with a young Beatrice in the backseat, both twinning in sunglasses. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2023 Hernandez was one of the cooperating witnesses who testified against two veteran gang members, who were convicted at trial of a racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering, which carries a mandatory life sentence. oregonlive, 10 June 2023 Soto-Ramirez additionally has been charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and two counts of firearm possession used in a crime. Emi Tuyetnhi Tran, NBC News, 9 June 2023 Saipov, an Islamic extremist, was convicted of all 28 counts brought against him in January, including murder in aid of racketeering and providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. Marta Dhanis, Fox News, 17 May 2023

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“In aid of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20aid%20of. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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