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aid

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aid

  1. 1 a person who helps a more skilled person <Jack is his mother's preferred aid in the kitchen, as his sister Janice is clumsy when it comes to chopping and peeling> Synonyms adjunct, adjutant, helper, aide, apprentice, assistant, coadjutor, deputy, helpmate, helpmeet, lieutenant, mate, sidekickRelated Words attendant, handmaiden (also handmaid), maid, maidservant, scullion, servant; auxiliary, legman, subordinate, underling; employee (also employe), hand, help, hireling, laborer, swamper, worker; gal Friday, girl Friday; man Friday, right hand; aide-de-camp

  2. 2 a thing that helps <a dictionary is a handy aid for working crossword puzzles> Synonyms advantage, help, asset, benefit, boonRelated Words hand, lift, pick-me-up; support, sustenance; blessing, godsend, windfall; recourse, refuge, resort, resourceNear Antonyms constraint, inhibitor, liability, obstacle, obstruction, restraint, strangleholdAntonyms disadvantage, drawback, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, minus

  3. 3 an act or instance of helping <the clerk asked if she needed any aid carrying out her purchases> Synonyms abetment, help, assist, assistance, backing, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, lift, supportRelated Words advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succorNear Antonyms constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragementAntonyms hindrance


aid

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of aid

  1. to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end <sought to aid her in her search for a dachshund puppy by looking online> Synonyms abet, help, assist, back, backstop, prop (up), supportRelated Words advance, ease, facilitate, forward, foster, further, launch; champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, promote, sponsor; attend, care (for), comfort, minister (to), succor; sustain; bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce (also reenforce); advise, counsel, guide, mentor, nurture; bail out, deliver, rescue, save; embolden, encourage, hearten; benefit, favor, oblige, profit, serveNear Antonyms balk, bar, block, constrain, hamper, handicap, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, restrain, strangle; baffle, foil, frustrate, inconvenience, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down; discourage, dishearten; repress, retard, stifle, straiten, stunt; damage, harm, hurt, injureAntonyms hinder


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