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1. assistance

noun. ['əˈsɪstəns'] 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
  • aid
  • ministration
  • facilitation
  • recourse
  • comfort
  • encouragement
  • self-help
  • resort
  • relief
  • helping hand
  • hand

Antonyms

  • disservice
  • nonworker
  • worsen
  • act

Etymology

  • assistance (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • assistentia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Assistance

  • self-subsistence
  • coexistence
  • subsistence
  • consistence
  • resistence
  • resistance
  • persistence
  • outdistance
  • insistence
  • existence
  • distance

How do you spell assistance? Is it assitance ?

A common misspelling of assistance is assitance

Example sentences of the word assistance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Call your travel agency or contact your airline company for assistance in determining your policy number.

2. Adverb
Your passport also comes in handy if you need assistance from your consulate abroad.

Quotes containing the word assistance


1. I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad.
- Kenny Marchant

2. The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one's education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance, or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.
- Plato, The Republic of Plato

3. No one, in the world's whole history, ever attempted to substantiate a truth by a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of miracle. Nothing but falsehood ever attested itself by signs and wonders. No miracle ever was performed, and no sane man ever thought he had performed one, and until one is performed, there can be no evidence of the existence of any power superior to, and independent of nature.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

2. assistance

noun. ['əˈsɪstəns'] a resource.

Synonyms

  • help
  • aid

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • boycott
  • disapproval

Etymology

  • assistance (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • assistentia (Latin)
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