As·sist v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Assisting.] To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.
Assist me, knight. I am undone! --Shak.
Syn: -- To help; aid; second; back; support; relieve; succor; befriend; sustain; favor. See Help.