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"assistance" in British English

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assistancenoun [U]

uk   /əˈsɪs.təns/  us   /əˈsɪs.təns/
B2 help: The ​companyneeds more financial assistance from the ​government. A £1 ​billioninvestment would be ofconsiderable assistance to the ​localeconomy. Can I be of any assistance (= can I ​help), ​madam? Teachers can't givepupils 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 ​bankingindustry needed assistance from the ​taxpayer to ​survive.offer/provide/receive assistance The first ​teamssent 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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