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assist (one) at

To help another person with something, usually in a medical setting. Who is going to assist me at the laparotomy this morning?
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assist in

To help with something. A person's name or a pronoun can be used between "assist" and "in." Who wants to assist me in this endeavor? My boss wants me to assist in this project, so here I am!
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assist with

To help with something. A person's name or a pronoun can be used between "assist" and "with." Who wants to assist me with this endeavor? My boss wants me to assist with this project, so here I am!
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assist in something

to help with something. May I assist in this? Please assist in this task.
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assist (someone) at something

to serve as a helper or assistant in some procedure. (This usually refers to a surgical procedure.) Will you assist at surgery this morning? I would be happy to assist you at the procedure.
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assist someone in something

to help a particular person working on a task. Please assist Greg in the committee's assignment. We assisted him in the whole procedure.
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assist someone with someone or something

to help someone manage someone or something, especially with lifting or physical management. Assist me with Jane, won't you? Will you assist me with this heavy box? Sally assisted herself with the math problem. She did it on her own.
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Arcadia dominated throughout the match behind the play of senior setter Gary Chow, who finished with 39 assists, five digs and two aces.
Sophomore setter Tyler Higa added 24 assists and two kills.
Village Christian 3-1: Max Shapiro had 23 kills and Danny Miller had 42 assists for host Harvard-Westlake (14-4) in the 15-12, 15-10, 10-15, 15-10 Division IV victory.
Scott Simons had 34 assists and Kevin Ellison registered 12 kills to lead the Rebels.
Sophomore setter Danius Anelauskas had 48 assists for the winners.
Danny Watson had 10 blocks and Justin Moe had 36 assists.
And he credits those assists and all the others - 70 in eight games - to teammates.
Westchester 3-1: Esteban Aldana had 18 assists and eight digs to lead the host Vikings past the Comets 9-15, 15-0, 15-6, 15-4.
Duke Ta had 10 kills and five digs and Arthur Llanes added 12 assists.
Marshall, the third seed, was led by outside hitter Javier Leon with 12 kills and setter Eddie Lugo, who recorded 20 assists.
Alemany 68, San Luis Obispo 52: Freshman Kate Beckler had 19 points and five assists, Dana Rios added 18 points and seven rebounds and Kelli Kobayashi scored 15 for the host Indians (21-4) in a playoff-opening win.
Becky Witt added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Louisville while Kari Crawley had five assists.
Baptist 25: Cheryl Flores had 16 points, seven assists and six steals as the Guards (26-1) defeated the Knights (10-11) at home.
7 assists in the first 11 appearances of his comeback to rejoin the race.
Magic Johnson probably can't pass John Stockton on the all-time assist list.