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 for assist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assist \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
     To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time
     of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.
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           Assist me, knight. I am undone!          --Shak.
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     Syn: To help; aid; second; back; support; relieve; succor;
          befriend; sustain; favor. See Help.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assist \As*sist"\, v. i.
     1. To lend aid; to help.
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              With God not parted from him, as was feared,
              But favoring and assisting to the end. --Milton.
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     2. To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public
        meeting. [A Gallicism] --Gibbon. Prescott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need
           or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an
           assist with the housework"; "could not walk without
           assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his
           help in unloading" [syn: aid, assist, assistance,
      2: (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good
      v 1: give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped
           out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this
           table?"; "She never helps around the house" [syn: help,
           assist, aid]
      2: act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
      3: work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends
         the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table,
         please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister
         served the King for many years" [syn: serve, attend to,
         wait on, attend, assist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "assist":
     abet, accompany, act for, advance, aid, assistance, attend, avail,
     bail out, be instrumental, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, boost,
     comfort, concur, cooperate, do for, do good, doctor, ease, escort,
     facilitate, favor, finance, forward, fund, further, give a boost,
     give a hand, give a lift, give help, go between, hand, help,
     help out, helping hand, leg, leg up, lend a hand, lend one aid,
     lift, mediate, minister to, pay the bills, pension, pension off,
     proffer aid, promote, protect, rally, reclaim, redeem, relief,
     relieve, remedy, render assistance, rescue, restore, resuscitate,
     revive, save, second, serve, set up, stead, subserve, subsidize,
     succor, support, take in tow, work for

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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