Roget category 7075. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.4. Antagonism
›› 5.4.2. Active antagonism
patronage, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy.
sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment — eutrophy — manna in the wilderness — food etc. 298 — means etc. 632.
ministry, ministration — subministration† — accommodation.
relief, rescue — help at a dead lift — supernatural aid — deus ex machina [Lat.].
supplies, reinforcements, reenforcements†, succors, contingents, recruits — support etc. (physical) 215 — adjunct, ally etc. (helper) 711.
lend one's aid —
come to the aid
subscribe to —
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 hand —
give one a life,
give one a cast,
give one a turn —
take by the hand,
take in tow —
help a lame dog over a stile,
lend wings to.
relieve, rescue — set up, set agoing†, set on one's legs — bear through, pull through — give new life to, be the making of — reinforce, reenforce, recruit — set forward, put forward, push forward — give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to — promote, further, forward, advance expedite, speed, quicken, hasten.
support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster.
cradle, nourish — nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse — manure, cultivate, force — foster, cherish, foment — feed the flame, fan the flame.
serve — do service to, tender to, pander to — administer to, subminister to†, minister to — tend, attend, wait on — take care of etc. 459 — entertain — smooth the bed of death.
oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of — humor, cheer, encourage.
second, stand by — back, back up — pay the piper, abet — work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for — take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of — advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service — squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize — lend oneself to, lend one's countenance to — smile upon, shine upon — favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of — side with etc. (cooperate) 709.
be of use to — subserve etc. (instrument) 631 — benefit etc. 648 — render a service etc. (utility) 644 — conduce etc. (tend) 176.
at one's beck, at one's beck and call — friendly, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposed — neighborly — obliging etc. (benevolent) 906.
with the aid,
by the aid of
on behalf of,
in behalf of —
in aid of,
in the service of,
in the name of,
in favor of,
in furtherance of —
on account of —
for the sake of,
on the part of —
non obstante [Lat.].
to the rescue!,
alterum alterius auxilio eget [Lat.]
God befriend us as our cause is just"
at your service.
The content on this page comes straight from Project Gutenberg Etext of Roget's Thesaurus No. Two, which consists of the acclaimed work by Peter Mark Roget augmented with more recent material. Some changes where made to the formatting for improved readability.
Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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