assistance UK US /əˈsɪstəns/ noun [U]
help, especially money or resources that are given to people, countries, etc. when they have experienced a difficult situation: need/seek assistance »

The minister revealed that the banking industry needed assistance from the taxpayer to survive.

offer/provide/receive assistance »

The first teams sent to provide assistance after the earthquake began arriving in the affected region yesterday.

be of assistance (to sb) (in doing sth) »

The grant was of great assistance to us in setting up the organization.


financial/economic assistance


federal/state/government assistance


food/humanitarian/disaster assistance


technical/legal assistance

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • assistance — [ asistɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1422; de assister I ♦ Personnes réunies. ⇒ assemblée, foule. L assistance était clairsemée (cf. fam. Il y avait quatre pelés et un tondu). Sa conférence a charmé l assistance. ⇒ auditoire, public. Il y eut des protestations… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Assistance — ist eine Dienstleistung, die Kunden von Versicherungen und anderer Unternehmen sofort und unmittelbar hilft. Der Grundgedanke der Assistance ist es, rund um die Uhr Notfallhilfe vor Ort zu organisieren bzw. zu erbringen. Unter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • assistance — ASSISTANCE. s. f. Présence. En ce sens il n est guère d usage qu en style de Pratique; soit en parlant de la présence d Un Juge, ou d un autre Officier de Justice dans quelque affaire du Palais; soit en parlant de la présence d un Curé, ou d un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • assistance — Assistance. s. f. v. Presence. Il a honnoré cette ceremonie de son assistance. le Curé, les Prestres, le Juge, les Commissaires ont eu tant pour leur droit d assistance, pour leur assistance. Il signifie aussi, Aide, secours. Donner, prester… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Assistance — As*sist ance, n. [Cf. F. assistance.] 1. The act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance; succor; support. [1913 Webster] Without the assistance of a mortal hand. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An assistant or helper; a body of helpers. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assistance — I noun accommodation, adiumentum, adjuvancy, advocacy, aid, auxilium, benefit, benevolence, championship, cooperation, furtherance, help, helpfulness, intercession, participation, reinforcement, subsidy, succor, support associated concepts: able… …   Law dictionary

  • assistance — early 15c., act of helping or aiding, from M.Fr. assistance, from assister (see ASSIST (Cf. assist) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Assistance — (fr., spr. Assistangs), so v.w. Assistenz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Assistance — (frz. assistangs), Assistenz, Beistand. Assistent, Gehilfe; assistiren, aushelfen, unterstützen; Assistenten heißen auch bei dem Sternkreuzorden in Oesterreich die zwei ersten Damen nach der Kaiserin …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • assistance — help, aid (see under HELP vb) Analogous words: service, advantage, profit, avail, *use: supporting, upholding, backing (see SUPPORT vb): subsidy, grant, subvention, *appropriation: cooperation, concurrence (see corresponding verbs at UNITE)… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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