As*sist" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Assisting.] [L. assistere; ad + sistere to cause to stand, to stand, from stare to stand: cf. F. assister. See Stand.]

To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.

Assist me, knight. I am undone! Shak.

Syn. -- To help; aid; second; back; support; relieve; succor; befriend; sustain; favor. See Help.


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As*sist", v. i.


To lend aid; to help.

With God not parted from him, as was feared, But favoring and assisting to the end. Milton.


To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting.

[A Gallicism]

Gibbon. Prescott.


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