Definition of “aide” - English Dictionary

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“aide” in British English

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aidenoun [ C ]

uk /eɪd/ us /eɪd/

a person whose job is to help someone important, such as a member of a government or a military officer of high rank:

an aide to the prime minister

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  • The president travels with a large retinue of aides and bodyguards.
  • He was assassinated by a cabal of aides within his own regime.
  • The prime minister instructed his aides not to speak to the press about the matter.
  • a presidential aide
  • A former aide has published a book about his experiences in the White House.

(Definition of “aide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“aide” in American English

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aidenoun [ C ]

us /eɪd/

a person whose job is to help someone important, such as a member of a government or a military officer of high rank:

The senator asked an aide to distribute copies of his speech.

(Definition of “aide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)