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aid (AYD)
1. Help, assist, abet, lend assistance, give a helping hand; support, give support to: "There are not enough organizations that give aid to the poor."
2. Foster, further, promote, advance; facilitate, make easy, serve: "A good dictionary is an essential aid in the improvement of the English language."
3. Etymology: about 1400, from Old French aidier, "help, assistance"; from Latin adjutare, frequentative of adiuvare and adjutus, "to give help to".
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aid, aide
aid (AYD) (verb)
1. To help, assist, give a helping hand: Greg Darmaga, a columnist in the local newspaper, wrote that there are not enough organizations that give aid to the poor.
2. To foster, promote; make easy: Sometimes a good dictionary is a good tool to aid in the improvement of a person's English language.
aide (AYD) (noun)
An assistant or an adjutant: The colonel served as an aide (aide-de-camp) or military assistant and a confidential assistant, for General Roberts.

If Renata continues to behave in an unruly manner, no one will come to her aid; but last week, she was fortunate because her doctor sent a very talented aide to give her the medication that she needed.

Word Entries containing the term: “aid
aid and abet
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 2)
bandage, bandage, Band-Aid, band-aid
bandage (BAND dij) (noun)
A covering; such as, a strip of cloth that protects or supports part of the body that has been injured: The doctor wrapped a bandage around Stefan's arm after he fell off his bicycle.
bandage (BAND dij) (verb)
To cover or to wrap a wound or other injury with a strip of cloth: Trisha's mother had to bandage her daughter's knee to stop the bleeding.
Band-Aid (BAND ayd") (noun)
A trademark used for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to protect minor wounds: After Jake cut his finger with his pocket knife, he was able to put on a Band-Aid to stop the bleeding.
band-aid (BAND ayd") (adjective)
Always used before a noun, disapproving; able to help or to improve something only for a short time: The government could only provide a band-aid solution to the problem of unemployment.

True welfare reform is being bypassed by the U.S. Congress with band-aid solutions.

The nurse used a Band-Aid as a bandage to help the hiker who had fallen and skinned his elbow; however, it was an inadequate band-aid attempt because it was too small to properly bandage the bleeding injury.

Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “aid
aid and abet (verb), aids and abets; aided and abetted; aiding and abetting
1. To help a person, or people, to commit a crime: The lawyer's client was aiding and abetting the bank robbers by driving the getaway car.
2. Etymology: This terminology is considered to be a lawyer's redundancy since abet means the same thing as aid, which gives credence to the old rumor that lawyers used to be paid by the word as illustrated by the following statements as shown below.

To help, assist, or to facilitate the commission of a crime, to promote the accomplishment thereof, to help in advancing or bringing it about, or to encourage, counsel, or to incite as to its commission.

Aid and abet includes all the assistance rendered by words, acts, encouragement, support, or presence, actual or constructive, to render assistance if necessary.

—Compiled from information provided by Black's Law Dictionary;
Sixth Edition; by Henry Campbell Black, M.A.; West Publishing Co.;
St. Paul, Minn; 1990, page 68.
This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group A (page 3)