Assist etymology


English word assist comes from Latin sisto, Latin ad- (To.)

Etymology of assist

Detailed word origin of assist

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sisto Latin (lat) (intransitive) I place myself; I stand.. (intransitive) I stand still; I halt; I stand firm.. (intransitive, legal) I appear in court.. (transitive) I cause to stand; I set; I place.. (transitive, legal) I cause to appear in court.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
assistere Latin (lat)
assister French (fr) (intransitive, followed by à) to attend, to be present. (intransitive, followed by à) to witness, to observe. (transitive) to assist, to aid.
assist English (en) (archaic) To attend (with at). (archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion).. (medicine) To help compensate for what is missing with the help of a medical technique or therapy.. (sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.. To help. (baseball) A defensive play, allowing a teammate to record a putout.. (soccer) A decisive pass made to the goal scorer. (sports) The act of [...]

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