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succour

noun [U] uk UK literary (US succor)   /ˈsʌk.ər/ us    //
help given to someone, especially someone who is suffering or in need: Her organization gave succour and strength to those who had been emotionally damaged.Helping and co-operating

succour

verb [T] uk UK literary (US succor)   /ˈsʌk.ər/ us    //
to help someone, especially someone who is suffering or in need: to succour the poor, help the helpless, support the weak Students should be encouraged, supported and succoured.Helping and co-operatingTreating someone well
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