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"assistance" in British English

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assistancenoun [U]

uk   /əˈsɪs.təns/  us   /əˈsɪs.təns/
B2 help: The company needs more financial assistance from the government. A £1 billion investment would be of considerable assistance to the local economy. Can I be of any assistance (= can I help), madam? Teachers can't give pupils any assistance in exams.
come to sb's assistance
to help someone

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(Definition of assistance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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assistancenoun [U]

uk   us   /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
(Definition of assistance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “assistance”
in Arabic مُساعَدة…
in Korean 지원, 보조…
in Portuguese assistência, ajuda…
in Catalan assistència, ajuda…
in Japanese 援助, 支援…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帮助, 协助, 援助…
in Turkish yardım…
in Russian помощь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幫助, 協助, 援助…
in Italian assistenza, aiuto…
in Polish pomoc…
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