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Definition of assist verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they assist
    he / she / it assists
    past simple assisted
    -ing form assisting
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to help someone to do something Anyone willing to assist can contact this number. assist in/with something Would someone be willing to assist with child care today? assist somebody We'll do all we can to assist you. The play was directed by Mike Johnson, assisted by Sharon Gale. assist somebody in doing something We will assist you in finding somewhere to live. assist somebody in/with something I will be assisting Mrs. Jones with her class today. assist somebody to do something We want to assist students to take more responsibility for their work.
  2. 2[transitive] assist something to help something to happen more easily activities that will assist the decision-making process
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