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assistance

noun
     
as‧sist‧ance S3 W2 [uncountable]
help or support
offer/provide/give assistance (to somebody)
We offer financial assistance to students.
financial/technical/legal/military assistance
Technical assistance for the product is free of charge.
Can I be of any assistance (=can I help you)?
with the assistance of somebody/something
We've only been able to rebuild the theatre with the assistance of the National Lottery.
One of her fellow passengers came to her assistance (=helped her).

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