considerable, great, real, substantial
invaluable, valuable
direct, emergency, immediate

People in the flooded areas are in need of direct assistance.


The treaty pledged mutual assistance in the event of an attack on either country.

expert, professional
external, outside
foreign, international
federal, government

They argued the case for extra government assistance for the poorest regions.

public, social, welfare

the stigma attached to receiving social assistance


disabled people who need personal assistance to enable them to live in their own homes

economic, financial, legal, material, medical, military, research, technical
give sb, lend (sb), offer (sb), provide, render

The government is willing to lend assistance to victims of the flooding.

We provide assistance if your car breaks down.

get, obtain, receive

Did you receive any assistance from the authorities?

pledge, promise (sb)

The World Bank promised assistance of $5 million.

be in need of, need, require
ask for, call for, request, seek

I advise you to seek assistance from the police.

turn to sb for

She had no one to turn to for assistance.

be of, come to sb's

Do let us know if we can be of any assistance to you.

A sympathetic passer-by came to his assistance.

with assistance, without assistance

The work was completed with the assistance of local carpenters.

assistance for

humanitarian assistance for refugees

assistance from

assistance from friends and family

assistance in

assistance in finding a place to stay

assistance with

assistance with rent for people on a low income

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  • assistance — I noun accommodation, adiumentum, adjuvancy, advocacy, aid, auxilium, benefit, benevolence, championship, cooperation, furtherance, help, helpfulness, intercession, participation, reinforcement, subsidy, succor, support associated concepts: able… …   Law dictionary

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