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Aid \Aid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aided; p. pr. & vb. n. Aiding.] [F. aider, OF. aidier, fr. L. adjutare to help, freq. of adjuvare to help; ad + juvare to help. Cf. Adjutant.] To support, either by furnishing strength or means in co["o]peration to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.

You speedy helpers . . . Appear and aid me in this enterprise.

Syn: To help; assist; support; sustain; succor; relieve; befriend; co["o]perate; promote. See Help.


n. The act of one who aids or assists. vb. (present participle of aid English)

Usage examples of "aiding".

The Ashioi had killed her, the same ones he had met in the forest, and her Avarians had blamed him and taken what revenge they could by aiding Liutgard.

Altogether Cornelia had the care of four women who had knowledge of childbirth both personally and through aiding scores of other women give birth.

Here he crossed, and then rode on until he reached a village, where he resolved to stop the night, being now off the main roads, and therefore fairly safe from pursuit, even should Genet be able to satisfy his captors that a mistake had been made, and that those who captured him had in fact been aiding a fugitive to escape from justice.

I am greatly obliged to you, and the prince, who is a personal friend of the countess, will, I am sure, be greatly pleased when he hears how warmly you have entered into the plans for aiding her escape.

Much of his time was spent in assisting his aunt to get her new house in order, and in aiding her to move into it.

Mitra aiding us, we will send Asroth back down to the festering Hell from whence he came!

Had Asroth somehow affected their minds and drawn them to him, to certain death, for the part they had played in aiding Olin?

Seeing that I am charged with aiding and abetting his escape it seems to me that I have a right to know who he is.

And then as no one asked me any questions, and I feared I might have done wrong in aiding a thief to escape, I just held my tongue.

To the bailie it seemed incredible that merely from an abstract feeling in favour of the Stuarts Ronald would have risked his life and liberty in aiding the escape of a Jacobite agent, unless he was in some way deeply involved in the plot.

As it is, it seems likely enough that he will try to create a diversion, and keep the English busy at home by aiding the Stuarts with men and money to make a landing in Scotland.

I thought, as a matter of course, that when you were captured for aiding my escape you would have heard it, hence my remissness in not introducing myself.

Galen, the renegade Reader, and prevent him from aiding the savage Adepts intent on destroying the Aventine Empire.

Presley returned toward the central, the business quarter of the city, alternately formulating and dismissing from his mind plan after plan for the finding and aiding of Mrs.