Translation of "assist" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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assistverb [ I or T ]

uk /əˈsɪst/ us /əˈsɪst/ formal

B2 to help

The army arrived to assist in the search. 军队赶到协助搜寻。
You will be expected to assist the editor with the selection of illustrations for the book. 希望你能帮助编辑为本书挑选插图。
assist the police with/in their inquiries UK

If someone is assisting the police with their inquiries, it usually means they have been taken to the police station to be asked questions about a crime.


More examples

  • Migrating birds make use of airstreams to assist them on their long journey south.
  • Yasmin assisted in the preparation of this article.
  • Emergency crews, assisted by the army, are searching for survivors.
  • The doctor performed a small operation to assist the patient's breathing.
  • The photographers could face charges of manslaughter and failure to assist the victims of the crash.

(Translation of “assist” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)