707. Aid.

707. Aid.NOUN. aid, aidance; assistance, help, opitulation, succour; support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion; coadjuvancy &c. (cooperation) 709.

patronage, championship, countenance, favour, interest, advocacy.

sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment; eutrophy; manna in the wilderness; food &c. 298; means &c. 632.

ministry, ministration; subministration; accommodation.

relief, rescue; help at a dead lift; supernatural aid; deus ex machinâ [Lat.].

supplies, reinforcements, reenforcements, succours, contingents, recruits; support &c. (physical) 215; adjunct, ally &c. (helper) 711.

VERB. aid, assist, help, succour, lend one’s aid; come to the aid &c. n. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid &c. n.; give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping hand; give one a life, give one a cast, give one a turn; take by the hand, take in tow; help a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to.

relieve, rescue; set up, set agoing, set on one’s legs; bear through, pull through; give new life to, be the making of; reinforce, reenforce, recruit; set forward, put forward, push forward; give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to; promote, further, forward, advance; expedite, speed, quicken, hasten.

support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster.

cradle, nourish; nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse; manure, cultivate, force; foster, cherish, foment; feed the flame, fan the flame.

serve; do service to, tender to, pander to; administer to, subminister to, minister to; tend, attend, wait on; take care of &c. 459; entertain; smooth the bed of death.

oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of; humour, cheer, encourage.

second, stand by; back, back up; pay the piper, abet; work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for; take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of; advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service; squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize; lend oneself to, lend one’s countenance to; smile upon, shine upon; favour, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of; side with &c. (cooperate) 709.

be of use to; subserve &c. (instrument) 631; benefit &c. 648; render a service &c. (utility) 644; conduce &c. (tend) 176.

ADJ. aiding &c. v.; auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful; coadjuvant &c. 709.; subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary.

at one’s beck, at one’s beck and call; friendly, amicable, favourable, propitious, well-disposed; neighbourly; obliging &c. (benevolent) 906.

ADV. with the aid, by the aid &c. of; on behalf of, in behalf of; in aid of, in the service of, in the name of, in favour of, in furtherance of; on account of; for the sake of, on the part of; non obstante [Lat.].

INT. help! save us! to the rescue!

PHR. Alter alterius auxilio eget. [Lat.] {Sallustius—Catilina. I. “One stands in need of the assistance of the other.” }.

“Hence, therefore, every leader to his charge; / For, on their answer, will we set on them, / And God befriend us as our cause is just!” {Shakespeare—King Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 1.}.

Non ignara mali, miseris succurrere disco. [Lat.] {Virgil—Æneid. I. 630. “Not inexperienced in wretchedness, I have learnt to succour the wretched.” }.

“In man’s most dark extremity / Oft succour dawns from Heaven.” {Sir Walter Scott—The Lord of the Isles. Canto I. St. 20.}.

Qui fert malis auxilium, post tempus dolet. [Lat.] {Phædrus—Fables. Bk. IV. 18. “He who renders succour to the wicked, grieves for it after a time.” }.

A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda. [Sp.] {Proverb“God helps the early riser.” }.

Quien se guarda, Dios le guarda. [Sp.] {Proverb“God helps him who helps himself.” }.

Ayudándose tres, para peso de seis. [Sp.] {Proverb“Three who help each other are as good as six.” }.

Quien sirve al commun, sirve á ningun. [Sp.] {Proverb“He who helps everybody, helps nobody.” }.

Grano no henche harnero, mas ayuda á su compañero. [Sp.] {Proverb“A grain does notfill a sieve, but it helps its fellow.” }.

Deos ajuda aos que trabalhaõ. [Por.] {Proverb“God helps those who help themselves.” }.

Hum graõ naõ enche o celleiro, mas ajuda a seu companheiro. [Por.] {Proverb“One grain does not fill the granary, but it helps its companion.” }.

Alle baat helpt. [Dut.] {Proverb“Every little helps.” }.

Die niet te raden is, is niet te helpen. [Dut.] {Proverb“He that will not be counselled cannot be helped.” }.

Goed regt behoeft goed hulp. [Dut.] {Proverb“Good right needs good help.” }.

Help u zelven zoo helpt n God. [Dut.] {Proverb“Help yourself and God will help you.” }.

Alle Baader hiælpe, sagde Soen, hun greb et Myg. [Dan.] {Proverb“Every little helps, said the sow, when she snapped at a gnat.” }.

Παραμυθίαν φέρει τὸ κοινωνοὺς εἶναι τῶν συμφορῶν. [Grk.] {Chrysostom“It brings some encouragement to have companions in what happens.” }.

Yea, she doth smile, and she doth weep,
Like a youthful hermitess,
Beauteous in a wilderness,
Who, praying always, prays in sleep.
And, if she move unquietly,
Perchance, ’tis but the blood so free
Comes back and tingles in her feet.
No doubt, she hath a vision sweet.
What if her guardian spirit ’twere,
What if she knew her mother near?
But this she knows, in joys and woes,
That saints will aid if men will call:
For the blue sky bends over all!

{Samuel Taylor Coleridge—Christabel. Pt. 1. }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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