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In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made.
Sean Brady

Meaning of "assist" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASSIST

From French assister to be present, from Latin assistere to stand by, from sistere to cause to stand, from stāre to stand.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASSIST

assist  [əˈsɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASSIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Assist is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb assist in English.

WHAT DOES ASSIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of assist in the English dictionary

The first definition of assist in the dictionary is to give help or support to ; aid. Other definition of assist is to work or act as an assistant or subordinate to. Assist is also to help to score, as by passing the puck.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ASSIST

PRESENT

Present
I assist
you assist
he/she/it assists
we assist
you assist
they assist
Present continuous
I am assisting
you are assisting
he/she/it is assisting
we are assisting
you are assisting
they are assisting
Present perfect
I have assisted
you have assisted
he/she/it has assisted
we have assisted
you have assisted
they have assisted
Present perfect continuous
I have been assisting
you have been assisting
he/she/it has been assisting
we have been assisting
you have been assisting
they have been assisting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I assisted
you assisted
he/she/it assisted
we assisted
you assisted
they assisted
Past continuous
I was assisting
you were assisting
he/she/it was assisting
we were assisting
you were assisting
they were assisting
Past perfect
I had assisted
you had assisted
he/she/it had assisted
we had assisted
you had assisted
they had assisted
Past perfect continuous
I had been assisting
you had been assisting
he/she/it had been assisting
we had been assisting
you had been assisting
they had been assisting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will assist
you will assist
he/she/it will assist
we will assist
you will assist
they will assist
Future continuous
I will be assisting
you will be assisting
he/she/it will be assisting
we will be assisting
you will be assisting
they will be assisting
Future perfect
I will have assisted
you will have assisted
he/she/it will have assisted
we will have assisted
you will have assisted
they will have assisted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been assisting
you will have been assisting
he/she/it will have been assisting
we will have been assisting
you will have been assisting
they will have been assisting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would assist
you would assist
he/she/it would assist
we would assist
you would assist
they would assist
Conditional continuous
I would be assisting
you would be assisting
he/she/it would be assisting
we would be assisting
you would be assisting
they would be assisting
Conditional perfect
I would have assist
you would have assist
he/she/it would have assist
we would have assist
you would have assist
they would have assist
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been assisting
you would have been assisting
he/she/it would have been assisting
we would have been assisting
you would have been assisting
they would have been assisting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you assist
we let´s assist
you assist
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to assist
Past participle
assisted
Present Participle
assisting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASSIST


bassist
ˈbeɪsɪst
blastocyst
ˈblæstəʊˌsɪst
coassist
ˌkəʊəˈsɪst
consist
kənˈsɪst
consubsist
ˌkɒnsʌbˈsɪst
cyst
sɪst
encyst
ɛnˈsɪst
exorcist
ˈɛksɔːsɪst
insist
ɪnˈsɪst
lyricist
ˈlɪrɪsɪst
Marxist
ˈmɑːksɪst
persist
pəˈsɪst
pharmacist
ˈfɑːməsɪst
physicist
ˈfɪzɪsɪst
publicist
ˈpʌblɪsɪst
racist
ˈreɪsɪst
sexist
ˈsɛksɪst
sist
sɪst
subsist
səbˈsɪst
supremacist
sʊˈprɛməsɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASSIST

assistance
assistance dog
assistant
assistant editor
assistant judge
assistant librarian
assistant manager
assistant master
assistant mistress
assistant priest
assistant principal
assistant professor
assistant referee
assistant secretary
assistant teacher
assistantship
assisted dying
assisted living
assisted passage

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASSIST

autopsist
brake assist
classist
contrabassist
desist
epigenesist
fantasist
geodesist
glossist
hypothesist
narcissist
palingenesist
photoresist
progressist
resist
run-resist
sensist
solipsist
speciesist
synthesist

Synonyms and antonyms of assist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ASSIST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «assist» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of assist

Translation of «assist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASSIST

Find out the translation of assist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of assist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «assist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 帮助
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ayudar
570 millions of speakers

English

assist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सहायता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مساعدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

помочь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

auxiliar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাহায্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aider
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membantu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

helfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手伝う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돕다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngewangi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hỗ trợ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உதவ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहाय्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yardım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aiutare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomoc
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

допомогти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ajuta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βοήθεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

help
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bistå
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bistå
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of assist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSIST»

The term «assist» is very widely used and occupies the 4.600 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about assist

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10 QUOTES WITH «ASSIST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word assist.
1
Richard V. Allen
Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration.
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Carol Bellamy
While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world.
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Anatoli Boukreev
I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers.
4
Sean Brady
In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made.
5
Tyson Chandler
After Sandy hit, my wife and I saw pictures of the devastation following the hurricane in the news. We immediately wanted to find a way to assist those in need.
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Warren Christopher
The NATO forces will, to the extent that they have capacity, assist the war crimes tribunal.
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Jim Costa
The Crime Victims Fund is distributed to service providers who assist millions of crime victims annually throughout our communities in a host of ways. It is paid for by fines levied on criminals, not taxpayers.
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Salvador Dali
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
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Samuel Dash
While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.
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Caroline Dhavernas
Sometimes, when you have someone behind the counter who's supposed to assist you and help you out, just being completely bored and uninterested - sometimes it's a little bit frustrating, you know?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASSIST»

Discover the use of assist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to assist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Assist: Hoops, Hope and the Game of Their Lives
The Assist is a gripping, surprising story about fathers, sons, and surrogates, all confronting the narrow margins of urban life. The book follows the players on their hunt for a state title.
Neil Swidey, 2008
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Multiple Gravity Assist Interplanetary Trajectories
Reflecting the results of twenty years; experience in the field of multipurpose flights, this monograph includes the complex routes of the trajectories of a number of bodies (e.g., space vehicles, comets) in the solar system.
A V Labunsky, O V Papkov, K G Sukhanov, 1998
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Cardiac Assist Devices
This book will be of greatest interest to cardiologists, circulatory physiologists, cardiac anaesthesiologists, critical care physicians, cardiac surgeons, and other healthcare professionals who are challenged daily with the care of ...
Daniel Goldstein, Mehmet Oz, 2000
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Assist Me to Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley
Readers also get a glimpse into Wesley??'s heart and mind through the window of his hymn texts. This is a biography that any student of church history or hymnody will welcome.
John R. Tyson, 2007
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Gas-assist Injection Molding: Principles and Applications
In the latter part of the book some ideas and approaches for improving simulation technology are provided. These are specifically aimed at fiber filled and semi-crystalline materials.
Jack Avery, 2001
6
School-based Crisis Intervention: Preparing All Personnel to ...
In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume's utility is enhanced by many specific training ideas and activities. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.
Melissa Allen Heath, Dawn Sheen, 2005
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Notes to assist the memory in various sciences [by W. Hamilton].
Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.). To effect this, Golding sues out a writ alleging that the defendant, Edwards, has no title* to the land in question; having come into possession of it after one Hugh Hunt had turned the petitioner out of it. The tenant  ...
Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.), 1825
8
The Assist
In this war thriller, two young boys from vastly different worlds grow to manhood amid the rumblings of World War II.
Sheldon Cohen, 2005
9
Yoga Assists
Through this book, with the "assistance" of Sharon and David, practitioners will deepen their understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga assists and apply them in practice and in service to others.
Sharon Gannon, David Life, 2013
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The ultimate assist: the relationship and broadcast ...
John A. Fortunato is an assistant professor in the communication program at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ.
John A. Fortunato, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASSIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term assist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Supreme Court for ex-CBI officer to assist CVC probe against Ranjit …
NEW DELHI: Former CBI Special Director ML Sharma today emerged as the first choice of the Supreme Court to assist the Central Vigilance ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
2
IMF 'ready to assist Greece if requested': Christine Lagarde
Washington: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Monday that the global crisis lender would assist Greece if asked, ... «IBNLive, Jul 15»
3
Aussie to assist Bali girl murder case
An Australian who tried to help the family of a missing Bali girl, who was later found murdered, will reportedly help the police investigation into ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
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IMF ready to assist Greece, Lagarde says
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The International Monetary Fund stands ready to assist Greece, the international financial agency's chief ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Drones used to assist lifeguards
As far as what it could do to assist lifeguards, and their response to people in jeopardy out in the water, I think it's an excellent idea. Don't know why we aren't ... «KRIS Corpus Christi News, Jul 15»
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Smart phones assist parasite diagnosis
Smart phones assist parasite diagnosis. The mobile phone has rapidly morphed into a device with multiple uses and is set to become a useful ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
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Two SA Pathologists to Assist With Lesotho Army Head's Post-Mortem
"Two pathologists from South Africa [are to be sent] to assist with the postmortem process," said deputy presidential spokesman Ronnie ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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ADAMAAS smart glasses to assist elderly and disabled in everyday …
We've seen various head-mounted wearables, such as the Motorola HC1, Golden-i and the AITT system, which are designed to give industrial ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
9
Two uncles of abused child detained to assist investigation
“We have detained four individuals in this case, namely two uncles, the stepmother and biological father (of the victim), to assist in the ... «The Rakyat Post, Jul 15»
10
Power Assist Wheelchair Market Will Grow to $327.6 Million by 2017
Market Research Store has uploaded latest Report on "Global Power Assist Wheelchair Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2011 to ... «CSO Australia, Jul 15»

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