1. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

- he gave me an assist with the housework

- could not walk without assistance

Similar word(s): aid, assist, help

Definition categories: act, activity

2. a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do

- his job was to give technical assistance over the phone

Similar word(s): aid, help

Definition categories: attribute, resource

3. gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause

- economic assistance to depressed areas

Similar word(s): aid

Definition categories: possession, gift