Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “assist”

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.
(Definition of assist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of assist?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “assist”

Definitions of “assist” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More