Assist As*sist", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assisting}.] [L. assistere; ad + sistere to cause to stand, to stand, from stare to stand: cf. F. assister. See {Stand}.] To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor. [1913 Webster]

Assist me, knight. I am undone! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To help; aid; second; back; support; relieve; succor; befriend; sustain; favor. See {Help}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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