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1    to give help or support to (a person, cause, etc.); aid  
2    to work or act as an assistant or subordinate to (another)  
3      (Ice hockey)   to help (a team-mate) to score, as by passing the puck  
4    intr; foll by: at  
Archaic   to be present; attend  
5      (U.S. and Canadian)   the act of helping; aid; assistance  
6      (Baseball)   the act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a team is enabled to put out an opponent  
7      (Sport)  
a    a pass or other action by a player which enables another player to score a goal  
b    a credit given for such an action  
     (C15: from French assister to be present, from Latin assistere to stand by, from sistere to cause to stand, from stare to stand)  
   assister             n  
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