Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 707. Aid.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism
707. Aid.
NOUN:AID, aidance, assistance, help, opitulation [obs.], succor; support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion; coadjuvancy &c. (coöperation) [See Coöperation].
  PATRONAGE, auspices, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy.
  SUSTENANCE, sustentation [rare], maintenance, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment; eutrophy; manna in the wilderness; food [See Food]; means [See Means]; subsidy, bounty, subvention.
  MINISTRY, ministration; subministration [obs.], accommodation.
  RELIEF, rescue; help at a dead lift; supernatural aid; deus ex machinâ [L.].
  SUPPLIES, reënforcements, succors, contingents, recruits; support (physical) [See Support]; adjunct, ally (helper) [See Auxiliary].
VERB:AID, assist, help, succor, lend one’s aid; come to the aid of &c. n.; contribute, subscribe to; bring -, give -, furnish -, afford -, supply aid &c. n.; give -, stretch -, lend -, bear -, hold out- a -hand, - helping hand; give one a -lift, - cast, - 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 -, pull- through; give new life to, be the making of; reënforce, recruit; set -, put -, push- forward; give -a lift, - a shove, - an impulse- to; promote, further, forward, advance; speed, expedite, quicken, hasten.
  SUPPORT, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster.
  NOURISH, nurture, nurse, cradle, dry nurse, suckle, foster, cherish, put out to nurse; manure, cultivate, force; foment; feed -, fan- the flame.
  SERVE; do service to, tender to, pander to; administer to, subminister to [obs.], minister to; tend, attend, wait on; take care of [See Care]; entertain; smooth the bed of sickness.
  OBLIGE, accommodate, consult the wishes of; humor, cheer, encourage.
  SECOND, stand by; back, - up; pay the piper, abet; work for, make interest for, stick up for [colloq.], stick by, take up the cudgels for; take up -, espouse -, adopt- the cause of; advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service; squire [colloq.], give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize, take up; lend one’s name to; lend oneself to, lend one’s countenance to; smile upon, shine upon; favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of; side with &c. (coöperate) [See Coöperation].
  be of use to; subserve (instrument) [See Instrumentality]; benefit [See Goodness]; render a service (utility) [See Utility]; conduce (tend) [See Tendency].
ADJECTIVE:AIDING &c. v.; auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful; coadjuvant [See Coöperation]; subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessary, accessory, subsidiary.
  FRIENDLY, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposed; neighborly; obliging (benevolent) [See Benevolence]; at one’s beck.
ADVERB:WITH or BY THE AID OF &c. n.; on -, in- behalf of; in aid of, in the service of, in favor of, in the name of, in furtherance of; on account of; for the sake of, on the part of; non obstante [L.].
INTERJECTION:HELP! save us! to the rescue! this way! à moi! [F.].
  1. Alterum alterius auxilio eget.—Sallust
  2. God befriend us as our cause is just.—Henry IV
  3. God helps those who help themselves.—Sidney
  4. Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry.—ascribed to Cromwell



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