Definition of "assist" []

  • To give help or support to, especially as a subordinate or supplement; aid: The clerk assisted the judge by looking up related precedents. Her breathing was assisted by a respirator. (verb-transitive)
  • To give aid or support. See Synonyms at help. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be present, as at a conference. (verb-intransitive)
  • An act of giving aid; help. (noun)
  • Sports A fielding and throwing of a baseball in such a way that enables a teammate to put out a runner. (noun)
  • To give help or support to (a person, cause, etc); aid (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To work or act as an assistant or subordinate to (another) (verb)
  • To help (a team-mate) to score, as by passing the puck (verb)
  • To be present; attend (verb)
  • The act of helping; aid; assistance (noun)
  • The act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a team is enabled to put out an opponent (noun)
  • A pass or other action by a player which enables another player to score a goal (noun)
  • A credit given for such an action (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "assist" in a sentence
  • "To have his goal scored on my assist is a great thing for us."
  • "A good way to assist is to bring entrepreneurial and business skills to them."
  • "The No. 1 plague on America's box scores is what I call assist inflation -- the awarding of assists that are not assists according to the very extensive language in the NCAA Statistician's Manual."