assist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French assister, from Latin assistere, both words meaning, "to assist."

Pronunciation[edit]

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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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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), to attend a theatrical performance.
    A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.
  2. 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.
  3. (sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.

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Italian[edit]

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English

Noun[edit]

assist m (invariable)

  1. (sports) assist

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

assist c

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

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