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Meaning of "succour" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUCCOUR

From Old French sucurir, from Latin succurrere to hurry to help, from sub- under + currere to run.
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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 SUCCOUR

succour  [ˈsʌkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUCCOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Succour 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 succour in English.

WHAT DOES SUCCOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

succour

Humanitarian aid

Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disaster and man-made disaster. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. It may therefore be distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency. According to The Overseas Development Institute, a London-based research establishment, whose findings were released in April 2009 in the paper 'Providing aid in insecure environments:2009 Update', the most lethal year in the history of humanitarianism was 2008, in which 122 aid workers were murdered and 260 assaulted. Those countries deemed least safe were Somalia and Afghanistan. In 2012, Humanitarian Outcomes reports that the countries with the highest incidents were: Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria, Pakistan and Somalia.

Definition of succour in the English dictionary

The first definition of succour in the dictionary is help or assistance, esp in time of difficulty. Other definition of succour is a person or thing that provides help. Succour is also to give aid to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SUCCOUR

PRESENT

Present
I succour
you succour
he/she/it succours
we succour
you succour
they succour
Present continuous
I am succouring
you are succouring
he/she/it is succouring
we are succouring
you are succouring
they are succouring
Present perfect
I have succoured
you have succoured
he/she/it has succoured
we have succoured
you have succoured
they have succoured
Present perfect continuous
I have been succouring
you have been succouring
he/she/it has been succouring
we have been succouring
you have been succouring
they have been succouring
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 succoured
you succoured
he/she/it succoured
we succoured
you succoured
they succoured
Past continuous
I was succouring
you were succouring
he/she/it was succouring
we were succouring
you were succouring
they were succouring
Past perfect
I had succoured
you had succoured
he/she/it had succoured
we had succoured
you had succoured
they had succoured
Past perfect continuous
I had been succouring
you had been succouring
he/she/it had been succouring
we had been succouring
you had been succouring
they had been succouring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you succour
we let´s succour
you succour
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to succour
Past participle
succoured
Present Participle
succouring
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 SUCCOUR


bloodsucker
ˈblʌdˌsʌkə
bumsucker
ˈbʌmˌsʌkə
cocksucker
ˈkɒkˌsʌkə
goatsucker
ˈɡəʊtˌsʌkə
gumsucker
ˈɡʌmˌsʌkə
honeysucker
ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkə
lumpsucker
ˈlʌmpˌsʌkə
sandsucker
ˈsændˌsʌkə
sapsucker
ˈsæpˌsʌkə
seersucker
ˈsɪəˌsʌkə
sharksucker
ˈʃɑːkˌsʌkə
succor
ˈsʌkə
sucker
ˈsʌkə
windsucker
ˈwɪndˈsʌkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUCCOUR

succise
succor
succorable
succorer
succories
succorless
succory
succose
succotash
Succoth
succourable
succourer
succourless
succous
succuba
succubi
succubine
succubous
succubus
succulence

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUCCOUR

amour
behaviour
bescour
colour
flour
four
glamour
harbour
honour
hour
humour
labour
our
pour
rancour
retour
scour
sense of humour
tour
your

Synonyms and antonyms of succour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUCCOUR»

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

Translation of «succour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUCCOUR

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

Translator English - Chinese

救助
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

socorro
570 millions of speakers

English

succour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राहत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

помогай
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

socorro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ত্রাণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

secours
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertolongan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beistand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

援助
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원조자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Succor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giúp đở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒத்தாசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मदत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

imdat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

soccorso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sukurs
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

допомагай
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înlesnire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρωγή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hulp kom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

succor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

succour
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of succour

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUCCOUR»

The term «succour» is regularly used and occupies the 94.112 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUCCOUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «succour» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «succour» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUCCOUR»

Discover the use of succour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to succour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ephphatha
Dont try to get out of the maze, Be still, trust, trust, and the maze Will vanish by the word. For seek seeker, and you will find.
T. L. C Succour, 2008
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A body of practical divinity, consisting of above one ...
18., " In that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted." The Greek word to succour, signifies to run speedily to one's help: so fierce is Satan, so frail is man, that Christ, who is God- man, runs speedily ...
Thomas Watson, 1838
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English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With ...
or help him out of a difficulty ; we astist in order to forward a scheme, or we astist a person in the time of his embarrassment ; we aid a good cause, or we aid a person to make his escape; we succour a person who is in danger ; we relieve him ...
George Crabb, 1818
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English synonymes explained with illustrations and exemples ...
To succour is a s ecies of immediate assistance, whicli is given on the spur of the occasion;. the good Samaritan went to the succour of the man who had fallen among thieves: so in like manner we may succour one who calls us by his cries; ...
George Crabb, 1824
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English synonymes explained in alphabetical order
1550 HELP. or help him out of a difliculty; we assist in order to forward a scheme, or we assist a person in the time of his embarrassment ; we aid is good muse, or we aid a person to make his escape; we succour a rson who is in danger; we ...
Crabb George
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The Works of the William Bridge
Did Christ come and succour you ? and will you not succour yourselves? Is his heart full of' succour toward you? and will not you own it? The Lord rebuke our unhelief. Thirdly, If Jesus Christ be a succouring Christ: then let us be succouring  ...
W. Bridge
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The Complete Concordance to Shakspeare: Being a Verbal Index ...
4 whom of succour we entreated . . .. .. Henry 1'. iii. 3 dismaved, for succour is at hand .. ..l Henry VI. l. 2 U sent some succour to the distressed iv. 3 the levied suocours that should iv. 4 send succours, lords, and stop.. .. . .2Henry VI. iii. God, our ...
‎1845
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English Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With ...
The wickedness of a loose or profane author is more arruciovi than that of the giddy libertine. Johnson. TO HELP, ASSIST, AID, SUCCOUR, RELIEVE. HELP, in Saxon fielpan, German helfen, Teutonic heilfen, from heil whole, is connected with ...
George Crabb, 1846
9
Devotions to Our Lady Perpetual Succour
Contains the best known prayers to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Truth Society (Great Britain), 1997
10
All Four Vedas
MAY he who hath his home with strength, the Mighty, the King supreme of earth and spacious heaven, Lord of true power, to he invoked in battles,−may Indra, girt by Maruts, be our succour. 2 Whose way is unattainable like Surya's: he in each ...
IslamKotob

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUCCOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term succour is used in the context of the following news items.
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Succour for kidney patients
The district panchayat is mobilising funds through schools to help kidney patients on August 5. The Sneha Jyothi Kidney Patients' Welfare Society, formed under ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
In Kenya jail, awaiting succour
The phone call ended abruptly. Without a warning his voice turned feeble as 56-year-old Prabhakaran Nair's words were caught in his throat talking about his ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
3
Chinese investors bank on state succour
Chinese investors bank on state succour. 17 Jul 2015 00:00 Bloomberg. Policymakers have gone to unprecedented lengths to prop up stocks struggling after the ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Jul 15»
4
Zuma's speech no succour for Marikana widows
Zuma's speech no succour for Marikana widows ... of sections of the Marikana report provided no succour for those traumatised by their loved ones' deaths. «Mail & Guardian Online, Jun 15»
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SUCCOUR: Al-Makura Takes Custody Of 6-year-old Disabled Boy
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State yesterday took custody of a six-year-old physically challenged boy, Samaila Dantani, and promised to ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jun 15»
6
Tito Satya stars provide succour
JUN 04 - Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula , the directors of the popular TV show Tito Satya, have been entertaining and counselling school students ... «E Kantipur, Jun 15»
7
Funeral of Bill O'Herlihy takes place in Dublin
The congregation at a packed Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock, Dublin included President Michael D Higgins and well-known figures from the worlds ... «Irish Times, May 15»
8
34 market fire victims get succour in Delta
FOR 34 women who lost all their merchandise in a late night fire at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh Market, Warri South West Local Council of Delta State, on April 18, ... «The Guardian Nigeria, May 15»
9
Starry succour
Videos · News · Sports · Entertainment · HomeOthersSunday Read. Starry succour. By Ali Peter JohnAli Peter John, Mumbai Mirror | May 17, 2015, 01.00 AM IST ... «Mumbai Mirror, May 15»
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Eco-tourism brings succour to tribespeople
The community-based eco-tourism now being practised at the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve with the active involvement of 234 members of six tribal settlements ... «The Hindu, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Succour [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/succour>. Dec 2019 ».
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