Assist /əˈsɪst/ verb


1 : to give support or help : to make it easier for someone to do something or for something to happen : help

[+ object]

  • The device assists those who can’t climb stairs.
  • The President was assisted by his advisers.
  • The President was assisted with his speech. = The President was assisted in writing his speech.

[no object]

  • Another doctor assisted with the operation.
  • Federal agents are assisting with the investigation.
  • She assisted in making the decision.
  • The cream assists in the prevention of skin cancer.
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