Definition for AS-SIST'

AS-SIST', v.t. [L. assisto, of ad and sisto, to stand up; Russ. siju, to sit, or be placed; Sp. asistir; It. assistere; Fr. assister. Literally, to be present, or as we still say in English, to stand by.]

To help; to aid; to succor; to give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress.

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