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AID /ˌeɪ aɪ ˈdiː/
aid /eɪd/ noun
aid verb [transitive]

دستیار ، معاون ، کمک کردن ، یاری کردن ، مساعدت کردن ، پشتیبانی کردن ، حمایت کردن ، کمک ، یاری ، حمایت ، همدست ، بردست ، یاور ، مدد کار ، ورزش: کشیدن لگام اسب ، علوم نظامی: وسایل کمکی
- help, assistance, benefit, encouragement, favour, promotion, relief, service, support
- help, assist, encourage, favour, promote, serve, subsidize, support, sustain
Antonyms: impede, impediment
Contrasted words: check, curb, restraint, bar, obstacle, obstruction
Related Idioms: a leg up
Related Words: alleviate, lighten, mitigate, relieve, alleviation, assuagement, mitigation, backing, support, aider, befriender, benefactor, ministrant, succorer, striker
English Thesaurus: help, assistance, aid, support, cooperation, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

AID /ˌeɪ aɪ ˈdiː/
abbreviation for Agency for International Development

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. aid1 S2 W2 AC /eɪd/ noun

1. [uncountable] help, such as money or food, given by an organization or government to a country or to people who are in a difficult situation:
Foreign aid from many countries poured into the famine area.
convoys delivering humanitarian aid
a substantial aid programme
He has been granted legal aid (=free legal services).

2. [uncountable] help that you need to do a particular thing
with/without the aid of something
Father Poole walked painfully, with the aid of a stick.

3. in aid of something in order to help a charity:
We’re collecting money in aid of cancer research.

4. [uncountable] help or advice that is given to someone who needs it
come/go to sb’s aid (=help someone)
I didn’t speak any French, but a nice man came to my aid.

5. [countable] something such as a machine or tool that helps someone do something:
A video is a useful aid in the classroom.
a hearing aid

6. what’s this in aid of? British English spoken used to ask what something is used for or why someone is doing something:
What’s this meeting tomorrow in aid of, then?

7. an American spelling of aide
first aid

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. aid2 AC verb [transitive]
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: French; Origin: aider, from Latin adjutare, from adjuvare, from ad- 'to' + juvare 'to help']

1. to help someone do something:
an index to aid the reader
aid somebody in/with (doing) something
Mrs Coxen was aided in looking after the children by her niece.

2. to make something happen more quickly or easily:
Welfare spending aids economic development in three ways.

3. aid and abet law to help someone do something illegal

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. money, food, etc.
ADJ. emergency | humanitarian | cash, development, economic, financial, food, legal, medical, military, relief Legal aid (= government money for legal advice) is a fundamental part of our system of justice.
federal, government, state | bilateral, external, foreign, international, overseas The country relies on foreign aid
VERB + AID appeal for, call for The country's president has appealed for international aid in the wake of the disaster.
extend, give (sb), grant (sb), provide (sb with), send (sb) | get, receive | depend on, rely on | promise | cut (off), suspend, withdraw, withhold The British government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.
AID + NOUN agency, worker | budget, package, programme a $14 million aid package

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. help
VERB + AID ask for, enlist We enlisted the aid of John and his family.
come/go to sb's (= to help someone) She screamed loudly and two people came to her aid.
PREP. in ~ of collecting money in aid of charity
with/without the ~ of She is now able to walk with the aid of a stick.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. person/thing that helps
ADJ. effective, essential, excellent, important, useful, valuable | classroom, teaching, training | audio-visual, computer, visual | hearing, walking | memory | buoyancy
PREP. ~ to essential aids to learning

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


foreign/international/overseas aid
The development of the continent is now dependent on foreign aid.
legal aid
If you are on a low income, you may qualify for legal aid.
financial/economic aid
The commission said it was ready to provide financial aid to help farmers.
military aid
Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. economic and military aid.
medical aid
The capital was in urgent need of food and medical aid.
food aid
The government launched an appeal for emergency food aid for 60,000 people.
humanitarian aid (=given to people living in very bad conditions)
Ministers agreed to send humanitarian aid, including food and medical supplies.
relief/emergency aid (=given when there is a disaster, a war etc)
Surrounding countries supplied disaster relief aid.
development aid (=given to help develop poor countries)
It’s one of the poorest countries in the world, but it has received no UN development aid.
send/provide aid
EU Ministers meeting in Belgium agreed to send humanitarian aid.
ask for/appeal for aid
The Chinese authorities have asked for aid to help the earthquake victims.
get/receive aid
Ethiopia receives less foreign aid than any other developing country.
depend on/rely on aid
The report stated that some 703,000 people relied on food aid.
suspend aid (=officially stop aid from continuing, usually for a short time)
Canada will be suspending aid until democracy is restored.
cut off/withdraw aid (=stop giving aid)
The US has threatened to cut off aid to the region.
Conditons deteriorated further as western aid was withdrawn.
qualify for aid (also be eligible for aid) (=have the right to be given aid)
The project is eligible for aid from the British Tourist Board.
an appeal/request for aid
International aid agencies launched an appeal for emergency aid.
an aid worker
Aid workers warned of a worsening situation.
aid agency
The sanctions could prevent international aid agencies from delivering food and medicine.
an aid programme/scheme/package
The UN aid programme provided most of the finance.
a hearing aid
Many of the older residents wear hearing aids.
visual/audio/audio-visual aids (=recorded sounds, pictures, film etc, used to help describe or explain something)
No scientific lecture is ever given without slides or other visual aids.
teaching/classroom aids
teaching aids and resources
training/study aids
Receive free study aids when you enrol, including a copy of The IDM Marketing Guide worth £95.
navigational/navigation aids (=that help you find the way you need to go when you are travelling from one place to another)
navigational aids such as radar
electronic aids
Fishermen rely primarily on electronic aids for navigation.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: We must begin to aid ourselves and not wait for other countries.
GOOD: We must begin to help ourselves and not wait for other countries.
BAD: Education can aid us to understand our world.
GOOD: Education can help us to understand our world.

Usage Note:
Aid is mainly used as a noun: 'Many countries survive on foreign aid from richer neighbours.' 'It is government policy to provide aid to the homeless or the unemployed.'
As a verb, aid is used in formal styles and usually means 'help something recover, develop, grow, etc': 'The country's economic recovery has been aided by the recent peace agreement.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

BAD: They can learn faster by the aid of computers.
GOOD: They can learn faster with the aid of computers.

Usage Note:
with the aid of sth (NOT by ): 'These bacteria cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: Agency for International Development

[TahlilGaran] Acronyms and Abbreviations Dictionary

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