Meaning of “assistance” in the English Dictionary


"assistance" in English

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assistancenoun [ U ]

uk /əˈsɪs.təns/ us /əˈsɪs.təns/

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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)

"assistance" in Business English

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assistancenoun [ U ]

uk /əˈsɪstəns/ us

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
food/humanitarian/disaster assistance
technical/legal assistance

(Definition of “assistance” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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