assist

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Etymology[edit]

From French assister (to assist, to attend), from Latin assistō (I stand at).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈsɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪst
  • Hyphenation: as‧sist

Verb[edit]

assist (third-person singular simple present assists, present participle assisting, simple past and past participle assisted)

  1. (archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion).
    A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.
  2. (archaic) To attend (with at)
    • 1967, The Rev. Loren Gavitt (ed.), Saint Augustine's Prayer Book: A Book of Devotion for members of the Episcopal Church, revised edition, West Park, NY: Holy Cross Publications, p. 8:
      To assist at Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
  3. To help.
    • 2012 April 15, Phil McNulty, “Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea”, BBC:
      The referee seemed well placed to award the goal, but video evidence suggested the protests were well founded and the incident only strengthens the case of those lobbying for technology to assist officials.
  4. (sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.

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Noun[edit]

assist (plural assists)

  1. A helpful action or an act of giving.
    The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.
  2. (sports) A statistic used in different sports to quantify the act of helping another player score points or goals; in baseball, an assist is defensive, allowing a teammate to record a putout.
    He had two assists in the game.

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Noun[edit]

assist m (invariable)

  1. (sports) assist

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assist c

  1. (sports) Make a pass that allows the own team to score (a goal).

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