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"assist" in British English

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assistverb [I or T]

uk   /əˈsɪst/  us   /əˈsɪst/ formal
B2 to ​help: The ​armyarrived 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 ​theirinquiries, it usually ​means they have been taken to the ​policestation to be ​askedquestions about a ​crime.

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assistnoun [C]

uk   /əˈsɪst/  us   /əˈsɪst/ specialized
(Definition of assist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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assistverb [I/T]

 us   /əˈsɪst/
to take ​action to ​help someone or ​support something: [T] The ​company said it would assist ​workers in ​finding new ​jobs. [I] No one ​knew where my ​grandfather was, and many came to assist in the ​search.
assistance
noun [U]  us   /əˈsɪs·təns/
With some ​financial assistance, we’ll be ​able to ​startour own ​business.
(Definition of assist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"assist" in Business English

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assistverb

uk   us   /əˈsɪst/
[I or T] to ​help somebody or ​help with something: assist (sb) with sth The ​coordinator will assist the ​director with all aspects of event-planning.assist (sb) in doing sth The ​prospectusprovides detailed ​information that will assist ​investors in making ​informed decisions. The ​accused denies the ​charge of assisting an ​offender. Investment in ​transport will assist ​growth in the ​economy. The ​fees will assist in ​paying off the 260m ​poundsdebtaccrued.
[T] to ​help something ​develop or ​happen by ​providingmoney, ​support, etc.: be assisted by sth Redevelopment of the new ​facility has been assisted by 2.5 million ​dollars of ​publicfunding.
assist the police with their inquiries
an expression that is used to refer to the fact that someone has been taken to a ​policestation to be ​askedquestions about a ​crime, but that they have not yet been ​accused of the ​crime: Two men have been detained in ​connection with the ​suspectedfraud and are at ​present assisting ​police with their ​inquiries.
(Definition of assist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “assist”
in Korean 돕다…
in Arabic يُساعِد…
in Malaysian membantu…
in French aider, assister…
in Russian помогать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幫助, 協助, 援助…
in Italian assistere, aiutare…
in Turkish yardım etmek…
in Polish pomagać, służyć pomocą…
in Spanish ayudar…
in Vietnamese hỗ trợ…
in Portuguese ajudar, auxiliar, assistir…
in Thai ช่วย…
in German helfen…
in Catalan assistir, ajudar…
in Japanese (~を)手伝う, 援助する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帮助, 协助, 援助…
in Indonesian membantu…
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