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Word Example of - assist

    Example Sentences for assist

    As a rule, he accompanies his master to all dinner-parties to assist in waiting.

    The Trappist remained silent, and did not assist him at all.

    In the midst of their terrible dilemma, kind brother John seemed as an angel sent by Heaven to assist them.

    The Tornado stood on till she was nearly astern of the vessel she was about to assist.

    When the seeds are small, many should be planted together, that they may assist each other in breaking the soil.

    Ethan was helping her, and Fanny, not yet a proficient in the art, was doing what she could to assist.

    A glance at the condition of the great gods before the days of Khammurabi will assist us to understand their later developments.

    They did not ask his advice; they did not employ him to assist in the search.

    How have I a right to make another pay for the saving of my soul, or to assist me in damning his?

    He leaned low and reached down his hand to assist her up the ladder.

Word Origin & History of - assist

    Word Origin & History

    assist early 15c., from M.Fr. assister "to stand by, help, put, place, assist" (14c.), from L. assistere "assist, stand by," from ad- "to" + sistere "take a stand, cause to stand," from PIE *siste-, reduplicated form of base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sporting sense (n.) is attested 1877 in baseball, 1925 in ice hockey.

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