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assistance

noun [U]
 
 
/əˈsɪstəns/
help, especially money or resources that are given to people, countries, etc. when they have experienced a difficult situation: need/seek assistance The minister revealed that the banking industry needed assistance from the taxpayer to survive.offer/provide/receive assistance The first teams sent to provide assistance after the earthquake began arriving in the affected region yesterday.be of assistance (to sb) (in doing sth) The grant was of great assistance to us in setting up the organization. financial/economic assistance federal/state/government assistance food/humanitarian/disaster assistance technical/legal assistance
Translations of “assistance”
in Korean 지원, 보조…
in Arabic مُساعَدة…
in Portuguese assistência, ajuda…
in Catalan assistència, ajuda…
in Japanese 援助, 支援…
in Italian assistenza, aiuto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幫助, 協助, 援助…
in Russian помощь…
in Turkish yardım…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帮助, 协助, 援助…
in Polish pomoc…
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