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Roget category 707

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.4. Antagonism
›› 5.4.2. Active antagonism

#707. Aid


aid, aidanceassistance, help, opitulation, succorsupport, lift, advance, furtherance, promotioncoadjuvancy etc. (cooperation) 709.
patronage, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy.
sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishmenteutrophymanna in the wildernessfood etc. 298means etc. 632.
ministry, ministrationsubministrationaccommodation.
relief, rescuehelp at a dead liftsupernatural aiddeus ex machina [Lat.].
supplies, reinforcements, reenforcements, succors, contingents, recruits support etc. (physical) 215adjunct, ally etc. (helper) 711.


aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aidcome to the aid etc. n.. ofcontribute, subscribe tobring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid etc. n. — give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping handgive one a life, give one a cast, give one a turntake by the hand, take in towhelp a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to.
relieve, rescueset up, set agoing, set on one's legsbear through, pull throughgive new life to, be the making ofreinforce, reenforce, recruitset forward, put forward, push forwardgive a lift, give a shove, give an impulse topromote, further, forward, advance expedite, speed, quicken, hasten.
support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster.
cradle, nourishnurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nursemanure, cultivate, forcefoster, cherish, fomentfeed the flame, fan the flame.
servedo service to, tender to, pander toadminister to, subminister to, minister totend, attend, wait ontake care of etc. 459entertainsmooth the bed of death.
oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes ofhumor, cheer, encourage.
second, stand byback, back uppay the piper, abetwork for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels fortake up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause ofadvocate, beat up for recruits, press into the servicesquire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronizelend oneself to, lend one's countenance tosmile upon, shine uponfavor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners ofside with etc. (cooperate) 709.
be of use tosubserve etc. (instrument) 631benefit etc. 648render a service etc. (utility) 644conduce etc. (tend) 176.


aiding etc. v. — auxiliary, adjuvant, helpfulcoadjuvant etc. 709subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary.
at one's beck, at one's beck and callfriendly, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposedneighborlyobliging etc. (benevolent) 906.


with the aid, by the aid of &c. — on behalf of, in behalf ofin aid of, in the service of, in the name of, in favor of, in furtherance ofon account offor the sake of, on the part ofnon obstante [Lat.].


help!, save us!, to the rescue!,


alterum alterius auxilio eget [Lat.] [Sallust]; God befriend us as our cause is just" [Henry IV]; at your service.

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