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the act of ; help; aid; support.
Contemporary Examples

He told her that the State Department “unreasonably refused to provide necessary information and assistance.”
Iraq Audit Warns of ‘Bottomless Pit’ Aram Roston October 23, 2011

And when Alex Romanov, another broker, offers Grove his assistance, things only get more complicated.
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I believe that the Embassy will come quickly to your assistance on learning everything.
The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis October 2, 2013

At the time of the flight she had “regained her appetite” and was able to walk with assistance as well.
Was Flying Hero Doctor With Ebola to the U.S. the Wrong Call? Abby Haglage November 16, 2014

Clark Merrefield reported and wrote this ranking, with assistance from Lauren Streib.
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Historical Examples

His assistance to the Home Government was of no mean importance.
The Philippine Islands John Foreman

Cannot you let him come to you for advice and assistance when he wants it?
Deerbrook Harriet Martineau

I come, Lucullus, to ask your assistance, to claim your sympathy and help.
The Martyr of the Catacombs Anonymous

By this time the young men will have eaten, and you will call them to your assistance.
Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

In twenty minutes, they read it distinctly without any assistance.
Practical Education, Volume I Maria Edgeworth

help; support
the act of assisting
(Brit, informal) See national assistance

early 15c., “act of helping or aiding,” from Middle French assistance, from assister (see assist (v.)).


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