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Another word for aid

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Verb
  1. To give support or assistance

Noun
  1. The act or an instance of helping

      1. Financial or other help.
      2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      3. Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.
      1. One that affords assistance or relief:
      2. A person or thing that succors
      3. Aid; help; relief
      1. Something that alleviates pain, distress, or anxiety:
      2. Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
      3. (Law) The objective sought by a lawsuit or legal action, such as an award of monetary damages or an order requiring the other party to take a particular action.
      1. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
      2. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
      3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
      1. Evidence of craft or artistic skill:
      2. Physical assistance; help:
      3. Assistance; aid; help
      1. The act of assisting.
      2. Aid; help:
      1. An instance or act of helping
      2. (Baseball) The act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a teammate can make a putout
      3. (Basketball, Ice Hockey) The act of a player who passes the ball or puck in such a way that a teammate scores
      1. The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
    See also:

    help

  2. Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed

      1. Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being:
      2. Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need.
      3. The state of being or doing well; condition of health, happiness, and comfort; well-being; prosperity
      1. The easing of a pain, distress, or anxiety:
      2. Something that alleviates pain, distress, or anxiety:
      3. Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
      1. Financial aid given by the government to persons who are poor, unemployed, etc.
      2. Aid, such as money or food, given to homeless and other financially needy people, the aged, or the inhabitants of a disaster-stricken area; relief.
      1. A worksheet, leaflet, or pamphlet that is given out (usually by hand) for a certain use.
      2. A pamphlet, leaflet, etc. handed out as for publicity or information
      3. A sheet or sheets of paper containing topical information, distributed to people attending a speech, lecture, or meeting.
      1. The distribution by the government of relief payments to the unemployed.
      2. A share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given:
      3. A giving out of money or food to those in great need; relief
    See also:

    help

  3. A person who helps

    See also:

    help

Another word for aid

Noun
  1. Assistance

      1. (Literally) the act of assisting another's progress over a wall or other obstacle by forming a step for one of their feet with one's hands
      2. An advantage; lead
      3. Assistance; help; specif., a boosting, as of a rider onto a horse
      1. An increase:
      2. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
      3. A push to help propel a person or thing upward or forward
      1. Evidence of craft or artistic skill:
      2. Assistance; aid; help
      3. Physical assistance; help:
      1. A ride in a vehicle given to help someone reach a destination:
      2. A machine or device designed to pick up, raise, or carry something.
      3. Assistance or help:
      1. Emergency treatment that is given to an injured or sick person or animal, often by someone who does not have medical training.
      2. (Medicine) Basic medical care given to a an injury victim, usually where the injury is slight or where better care is not available.
      1. Interest, regard, or liking:
      2. Services offered by a medical staff, hospital, nursing home, etc. to a patient
      3. Close attention, as in doing something well or avoiding harm:
      1. The act of close or careful observing or listening:
      2. Care or consideration
      3. The act of dealing with something or someone; treatment:
      1. Extrication from danger, imprisonment, rescue etc.
      2. Act of delivering, the state of being delivered, or something delivered.
      3. A setting free; rescue or release
      1. A city in California (zip code 95672)
      2. The act or an instance of rescuing; deliverance
      3. (Law) The criminal offense of removing a person or property.
      1. Funds or property donated to an institution, individual, or group as a source of income.
      2. That with which something is endowed; specif., any bequest or gift that provides an income for an institution or person
      3. Funds invested for the support and benefit of a not-for-profit institution.
      1. A payment given to a professional person for services for which fees are not legally or traditionally required.
      1. The arranging for or providing of such money
      2. Money set aside to pay for or finance something
      1. One of several tracts of land in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont originally granted to an individual or a group.
      2. Something granted, as property, a tract of land, an exclusive right or power, money from a fund, etc.
      3. Something granted, especially a giving of funds for a specific purpose:
      1. Something that sustains something else; essential support:
      2. Something, especially food, that sustains life or health:
      3. One's means of livelihood; maintenance; support
      1. A department or branch of a hospital staff that provides specified patient care:
      2. An act or a variety of work done for others, especially for pay:
      3. Friendly help; also, professional aid or attention
      1. The process of directing the course of a spacecraft, missile, etc.
      2. Advice or counselling on some topic
      3. Counseling, such as that provided for students seeking advice about vocational and educational matters.
      1. Letter of advice
      2. Information communicated; news:
      3. Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
      1. Support or aid:
      2. Those giving such support
      3. Support given to a person or cause
      1. The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.
      2. (Law) Money or property given as an advance share in the estate of a person who later dies without making a will: it is deducted from the total share of the recipient in the intestate's estate
      3. (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
      1. Promotion.
      2. A furthering, or helping forward; advancement; promotion
      3. The act of furthering, advancing, or helping forward:
      1. Medical, surgical, or cosmetic care, esp. a systematic course of this
      2. (Film, TV) An outline or prose summary prepared before the script, giving the story with characters, situations, etc. but often without dialogue and usually without separate shots indicated
      3. The use of an agent, procedure, or regimen, such as a drug, surgery, or exercise, in an attempt to cure or mitigate a disease, condition, or injury.
      1. Something that encourages
      2. An encouraging or being encouraged
      3. One that encourages.
      1. An endowment or a subsidy, as that given by a government to an institution for research; a grant of financial aid.
      2. Money granted, as by a government, in support of a study, institution, etc.; subsidy
      3. Provision of help, aid, or support.
      1. (Marketing) Dissemination of information about a product, product line, brand, or company.
      2. The act of promoting someone to a higher job, grade, or rank, or the fact of being so promoted.
      3. Support or encouragement of the progress, growth, or acceptance of something; furtherance:
      1. The profession of an advocate
      2. The practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard
      3. The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
      1. An event, circumstance, or condition that increases the likelihood that a given response will recur in a situation like that in which the reinforcing condition originally occurred.
      2. (Uncountable, behavioral psychology) The process whereby a behavior with desirable consequences comes to be repeated.
      3. Additional personnel or equipment sent to support a military action.
      1. Administration, as of a sacrament
      2. The act or process of serving or aiding.
      3. The act or an instance of giving help or care; service
      1. One that serves as a means; an instrumentality.
      2. Governmental ministers considered as a group.
      3. That which serves as a means; agency
      1. The act of alleviating; relief or mitigation
      2. A thing that alleviates
      3. The act of reducing pain or anything else unpleasant; easement
      1. One that affords assistance or relief:
      2. Assistance in time of distress; relief.
      3. Aid; help; relief
      1. A charitable gift or deed.
      2. The act of doing good or helping others, esp. by giving money as a charitable donation
      3. The money or help so given
      1. Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity.
      2. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
      3. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy.
      1. A price reduction, especially one granted in exchange for used merchandise:
      2. A reduction in the price of something in consideration of a large order or of turning in a used article, etc.
      3. Something allowed as a share; specif., an amount of money, food, etc. given regularly to a child, dependent, etc. or to military personnel for a specific purpose
      1. (Biology) The increase in size or activity of one part of an organism or organ that makes up for the loss or dysfunction of another.
      2. (Psychology) Behavior that develops either consciously or unconsciously to offset a real or imagined deficiency, as in personality or physical ability.
      3. Something, such as money, given or received as payment or reparation, as for a service or loss.
      1. Generosity in giving
      2. Something given freely; generous gift
      3. A reward, inducement, or payment, especially one given by a government for acts deemed beneficial to the state, such as killing predatory animals, growing certain crops, starting certain industries, or enlisting for military service.
      1. The state of being or doing well; condition of health, happiness, and comfort; well-being; prosperity
      2. Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being:
      3. Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need.
      1. Any aid given in times of need, danger, or disaster, as supplies sent into a flooded area
      2. (Law) The objective sought by a lawsuit or legal action, such as an award of monetary damages or an order requiring the other party to take a particular action.
      3. Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
      1. Money formerly granted to the British Crown by Parliament.
      2. A grant of money from one government to another, as for military aid
      3. Monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest.
      1. Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.
      2. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation:
      3. Something given to show friendship, affection, support, etc.; present
      1. Alternative spelling of cooperation.
      2. The association of a number of people in an enterprise for mutual benefits or profits
      3. The association of persons or businesses for common, usually economic, benefit.
      1. Support or encouragement proffered in a condescending manner:
      2. Support, encouragement, sponsorship, etc. given by a patron
      3. The support or encouragement of a patron, as for an institution or cause.
      1. A gift given out of generosity.
      2. An inclination to perform kind, charitable acts.
      3. A compulsory tax or payment exacted by some English sovereigns without the consent of Parliament.
      1. Permission to engage in sexual activity, especially when granted by a woman to a male partner.
      2. A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
      3. Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
      1. Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage:
      2. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
      3. Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
      1. A condition of well-being, contentment, and security:
      2. A condition or feeling of pleasurable physical ease or relief from pain or stress:
      3. Help; assistance:
      1. Financial or other help.
      2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      3. Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.
      1. The act of assisting.
      2. Aid; help:
      1. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
      2. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
      3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
  2. One appointed to give assistance

      1. A commissioned officer in the British and Canadian navies ranking just below a lieutenant commander.
      2. A person who acts for a superior, as during the latter's absence; aide; deputy
      3. (U.S. Navy) An officer ranking above a lieutenant junior grade and below a lieutenant commander
      1. A person appointed to act as a substitute for, or as an assistant to, another, specif., a sheriff)
      2. A member of any of certain national legislatures or their lower houses, as in France, Italy, or Albania
      3. An assistant exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and equal authority in emergencies:
      1. An aide-de-camp.
      2. An assistant; a helper:
    See also:

    assistant

Verb
      1. To prepare and offer (food, etc.) in a certain way
      2. To be of service or use; function:
      3. To do services or duties for; give service to; aid; assist; help
      1. To work with as a helper or assistant
      2. To give help to; aid
      1. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
      2. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
      3. To give courage, faith, or confidence to; help or comfort
      1. To give (one in need or trouble) something necessary, as relief, succor, money, etc.
      2. To give assistance; be cooperative, useful, or beneficial
      3. To give material or financial aid to: