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assist

verb [I or T] uk   /əˈsɪst/ formal us  
B2 to help: The army arrived to assist in the search. You will be expected to assist the editor with the selection of illustrations for the book. assist the police with/in their inquiries UK If someone is assisting the police with their inquiries, it usually means they have been taken to the police station to be asked questions about a crime.

assist

noun [C] // specialized
in sports, a time when a player touches the ball which leads to another player on the same team scoring a goal or point: Ozil has the most assists in the Premier League this season.
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