Suc·cor v. t. [imp. & p. p. Succored p. pr. & vb. n. Succoring.] To run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city. [Written also succour.]
He is able to succor them that are tempted. --Heb. ii. 18.
Syn: -- To aid; assist; relieve; deliver; help; comfort.
1. Aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress. “We beseech mercy and succor.”
My noble father . . .
Flying for succor to his servant Bannister. --Shak.
2. The person or thing that brings relief.
This mighty succor, which made glad the foe. --Dryden.
n : assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions
provided some relief for the victims" [syn: relief, succour,
v : help in a difficult situation [syn: succour]