Succoring
Succor Suc"cor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Succored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Succoring}.] [OE. socouren, OF. sucurre, soucourre, secorre, F. secourir, L. succurrere, succursum, to run under, run to the aid of, help, succor; sub under + currere to run. See {Current}.] To run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city. [Written also {succour}.] [1913 Webster]

He is able to succor them that are tempted. --Heb. ii. 18. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To aid; assist; relieve; deliver; help; comfort. [1913 Webster]


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