Meaning of “assistance” in the English Dictionary

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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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  • She clasped her hands, and glancing upward, seemed to implore divine assistance.
  • We always try to accommodate our clients with financial assistance if necessary.
  • If you need any assistance, press the buzzer.
  • The conference was aimed at boosting economic assistance to post-Taliban Afghanistan.
  • You might be entitled to receive financial assistance from the university.

(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)