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English definition of “assist”

assist

verb [I or T]     /əˈsɪst/ formal
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.Helping and co-operating 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.Arresting and charging
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