Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you aid someone, you help them. (noun) An aid is a person or thing that helps you do an activity. (noun) Aid is the help that is given to people, usually by a government or institution.

Examples: (verb) Don’t be afraid to ask someone for aid if you are stuck on a question. (noun) If you are blind, you can use a number of aids, such as a cane, a dog, and a talking computer, that make life easier. (noun) The president’s aid spoke to the newspapers today. (noun) After the flood the UN sent $500 million of aid in the form of food, water, tents, and medical supplies.

Synonyms: nouns: help, support, assistance. verbs: help, support, assist.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 E