assist (third-person singular simple present assists, present participle assisting, simple past and past participle assisted)
- (archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion).
- A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.
- (archaic) To attend (with at)
- 1967, The Rev. Loren Gavitt (ed.), Saint Augustine's Prayer Book: A Book of Devotion for members of the Episcopal Church, revised edition, West Park, NY: Holy Cross Publications, p. 8:
- To assist at Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
- To help.
2012 April 15, Phil McNulty, “Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea”, in BBC:
- The referee seemed well placed to award the goal, but video evidence suggested the protests were well founded and the incident only strengthens the case of those lobbying for technology to assist officials.
- (sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
- (medicine) To help compensate for what is missing with the help of a medical technique or therapy.
- Armenian: օգնել (hy) (ōgnel)
- Belarusian: памага́ць impf (pamahácʹ), памагчы́ pf (pamahčý); дапамага́ць impf (dapamahácʹ), дапамагчы́ pf (dapamahčý); спрыя́ць impf (spryjácʹ), паспрыя́ць pf (paspryjácʹ)
- Bulgarian: помагам (bg) (pomagam), съдействам (sǎdejstvam)
- Mandarin: 幫 (zh), 帮 (zh) (bāng), 幫助 (zh), 帮助 (zh) (bāngzhù), 協助 (zh), 协助 (zh) (xiézhù)，辅助 (zh) (fǔ zhù)
- Czech: pomáhat (cs), asistovat (cs)
- Dutch: assisteren (nl), bijstaan (nl)
- Finnish: auttaa (fi), avustaa (fi)
- French: assister (fr), aider (fr)
- German: assistieren, helfen (de), beistehen (de), unterstützen (de)
- Greek: βοηθώ (el) (voithó)
- Hiligaynon: abáng-ábang
- Italian: assistere (it), aiutare (it)
- Japanese: 手伝う (tetsudau)
- Latin: subvenio
- Maori: āwhina, whakamahiri, whakahirihiri
- Nahuatl: macoa (nah)
- Portuguese: assistir (pt), prestar assistência, ajudar (pt)
- Romanian: asista (ro), ajuta (ro)
- Russian: помога́ть (ru) impf (pomogátʹ), помо́чь (ru) pf (pomóčʹ); соде́йствовать (ru) impf (sodéjstvovatʹ), посоде́йствовать (ru) pf (posodéjstvovatʹ); спосо́бствовать (ru) impf (sposóbstvovatʹ), поспосо́бствовать (ru) pf (posposóbstvovatʹ); ассисти́ровать (ru) impf (assistírovatʹ)
- Spanish: ayudar (es), asistir (es)
- Swedish: assistera (sv), hjälpa (sv), bistå (sv) (med hjälp), stödja (sv)
- Ukrainian: допомага́ти impf (dopomaháty); допомогти́ pf (dopomohtý); сприя́ти impf (spryjáty), посприя́ти pf (pospryjáty)
- Vietnamese: trợ giúp, giúp (vi), hỗ trợ (vi)
to make a pass in a sport
assist (plural assists)
- A helpful action or an act of giving.
- The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.
- (sports) The act of helping another player score points or goals
(soccer) A decisive pass made to the goal scorer
- 2016, David Hytner, Mesut Özil has Arsenal daring to dream of Premier League glory (in The Guardian, 1 January 2016)
- Özil has 16 assists in the Premier League and three goals; he has two more goals in the Champions League. On Monday, he took Bournemouth apart in the 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium, setting up the first for Gabriel and scoring the second himself.
(baseball) A defensive play, allowing a teammate to record a putout}}.
- He had two assists in the game.
statistical recognition of making a pass
Borrowing from English assist.
- (sports) Make a pass that allows the own team to score (a goal).