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Meaning & Definition of Assist in English

English

Assist

/əsɪst/

noun

1. The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

  • "He gave me an assist with the housework"
  • "Could not walk without assistance"
  • "Rescue party went to their aid"
  • "Offered his help in unloading"
    synonym:
  • aid
  • ,
  • assist
  • ,
  • assistance
  • ,
  • help

2. (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

    synonym:
  • assist

verb

1. Give help or assistance

  • Be of service
  • "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"
  • "Can you help me carry this table?"
  • "She never helps around the house"
    synonym:
  • help
  • ,
  • assist
  • ,
  • aid

2. Act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

    synonym:
  • assist

3. Work for or be a servant to

  • "May i serve you?"
  • "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"
  • "Can you wait on our table, please?"
  • "Is a salesperson assisting you?"
  • "The minister served the king for many years"
    synonym:
  • serve
  • ,
  • attend to
  • ,
  • wait on
  • ,
  • attend
  • ,
  • assist

Examples of using

Tom is here to assist us.
In addition, we are looking for an consultant who can assist us in leveraging their expertise of the market to acquire product from manufacturers in the area.
I won't assist you.