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1. aid

verb. ['ˈeɪd'] give help or assistance; be of service.

Synonyms

  • support
  • succour
  • attend
  • hasten
  • facilitate
  • subserve
  • expedite
  • care
  • avail
  • assist
  • succor
  • ease
  • help out
  • wait on
  • alleviate
  • benefact
  • serve
  • give care
  • attend to
  • back up
  • bootstrap

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • boycott
  • disapproval
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • aide (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuvare (Latin)
  • aidier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuto (Latin)

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Rhymes with Aid

  • underplayed
  • promenade
  • metrodade
  • serenade
  • portrayed
  • palisade
  • overstayed
  • overplayed
  • masquerade
  • lemonade
  • downgrade
  • displayed
  • disobeyed
  • colonnade
  • brascade
  • upgrade
  • unswayed
  • replayed
  • persuade
  • mcquade
  • mcglade
  • mcdade
  • marcade
  • manmade
  • kincade
  • home-made
  • handmade
  • grenade
  • granade
  • goldade

How do you pronounce aid?

Pronounce aid as eɪd.

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Sentences with aid


1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Pantothenic acid and the other B complex vitamins aid your body in metabolizing fats and proteins.

2. Verb, base form
The unique leaf margin of your tree will aid you in identifying your fruit tree.

3. Noun, singular or mass
They also used it medicinally to aid in lactation, and as an infusion for chest and stomach problems.

Quotes about aid


1. As I write, I control my anxiety and anguish thanks to the invaluable aid of irony and humor. But every night I am subdued by an anxiety that knows no irony, and I must wait until the next day to rediscover the blend of anguish and humor that characterizes my writing and that generates my style.
- Enrique Vila-Matas

2. I can only hope the federal aid made available today will be sufficient in our recovery efforts, and pray that our citizens continue to be safe from the fallout of this dangerous natural disaster.
- Mike Rogers

3. Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make"and "stay"become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.
- Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

2. grant-in-aid

noun. a grant to a person or school for some educational project.

Synonyms

  • grant
  • aid
  • financial aid
  • postdoc
  • economic aid
  • post doc

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disservice
  • worsen

3. deaf-aid

noun. an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing.

Synonyms

  • hearing aid

4. grant-in-aid

noun. a grant from a central government to a local government.

Synonyms

  • subsidization
  • subsidisation

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • take
  • disagree

5. aid

noun. ['ˈeɪd'] the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.

Synonyms

  • succour
  • support
  • activity
  • thanks
  • accommodation
  • boost
  • assist
  • succor
  • service
  • refuge
  • lift
  • ministration
  • facilitation
  • recourse
  • comfort
  • encouragement
  • assistance
  • self-help
  • resort
  • relief
  • helping hand
  • hand

Antonyms

  • disservice
  • non-engagement
  • nonparticipation
  • noninterference

Etymology

  • aide (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuvare (Latin)
  • aidier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuto (Latin)

6. aid

noun. ['ˈeɪd'] a resource.

Synonyms

  • help
  • assistance

Antonyms

  • well
  • studio
  • idle

Etymology

  • aide (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuvare (Latin)
  • aidier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuto (Latin)

7. aid

noun. ['ˈeɪd'] money to support a worthy person or cause.

Synonyms

  • welfare
  • financial aid
  • philanthropy
  • social welfare
  • traineeship
  • gift
  • grant-in-aid
  • economic aid
  • public assistance
  • scholarship
  • fellowship
  • foreign aid
  • philanthropic gift

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • paternal
  • inattention
  • inattentiveness

Etymology

  • aide (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuvare (Latin)
  • aidier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuto (Latin)

8. aid

verb. ['ˈeɪd'] improve the condition of.

Synonyms

  • cure
  • better
  • amend
  • do good
  • improve
  • meliorate
  • bring around
  • heal
  • benefit
  • ameliorate

Antonyms

  • inattentive
  • attentive
  • nonworker
  • act

Etymology

  • aide (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuvare (Latin)
  • aidier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuto (Latin)

9. aid

noun. ['ˈeɪd'] the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something.

Synonyms

  • treatment
  • baby sitting
  • tender loving care
  • hair care
  • care
  • nursing
  • tending
  • intervention
  • dental care
  • livery
  • work
  • faith healing
  • haircare
  • skincare
  • incubation
  • nurturance
  • health care
  • manicure
  • hairdressing
  • babysitting
  • pedicure
  • tree surgery
  • maternalism
  • healthcare
  • pet sitting
  • personal care
  • skin care
  • attention
  • TLC
  • faith cure
  • nourishment

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • injudiciousness
  • disinclined
  • non-involvement

Etymology

  • aide (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuvare (Latin)
  • aidier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiuto (Latin)
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