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Synonyms of 'assist'

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in the sense of back
He is backed by the civic movement.
Synonyms
aid,
side with,
stand up for,
stand behind,
stick up for (informal),
take up the cudgels for
in the sense of benefit
Definition
to do or receive good
a variety of government schemes benefiting children
Synonyms
aid,
be of service to,
be of assistance to,
be to the advantage of
in the sense of boost
Definition
to encourage or improve
We need a big win to boost our confidence.
in the sense of ease
Definition
to make or become less difficult or severe
The information pack is designed to ease the process of making a will.
Synonyms
aid,
speed up,
fast-track,
make easier,
lessen the labour of
in the sense of encourage
Definition
to stimulate (something or someone) by approval or help
Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
in the sense of expedite
Definition
to hasten the progress of
We will do all we can to expedite the procedure
in the sense of forward
Definition
to advance or promote
He forwarded their cause with courage, skill and humour.
in the sense of further
Definition
to assist the progress of (something)
Education needn't only be about furthering your career.
Synonyms
aid,
work for,
contribute to,
plug (informal),
pave the way for,
fast-track,
lend support to
in the sense of promote
Definition
to work for
His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
Synonyms
in the sense of reinforce
Definition
to give added emphasis to (an idea or feeling)
This sense of privilege tends to be reinforced by the outside world.

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