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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 noun or 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 noun or 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As affluent children of today's elderly strive to find for their aging parents the lifestyles they expect for themselves, we can expect to see the emergence of assisted living centers in the city.
The court focused in part on the fact that assisted suicide means that one person would be involved in ending the life of another.
However, assisted suicide proposals in California and Washington, as well as Oregon's voter-approved Measure 16, meticulously detailed such procedures and safeguards.
"A few years ago, federal studies and initiatives that affect assisted living were few and far between.
His campus has an established assisted living facility across the street and has arranged it so that its very attractive dining facility is open to the independent housing residents.
The assisted living development is being financed with a bond offering through the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency.
The issue of physician assisted suicide has attracted wide media attention and sixty amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs.
These acquisitions, added to Five Star's portfolio of 160 communities that it owns, leases or operates, gives the company greater strategic presence in the assisted living category.
To Altheim and Fine, both of whom grew up in New York, the city's notorious barriers to entry in assisted living are advantageous.
Assisted suicide is neither necessary nor desirable when hospice services are initiated.
The West Virginia legislature approved last year's assisted living revisions, and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is expected to release final rules in the next two months.
Assisted living operators can take heart that occupancy is continuing to show signs of improvement.
As a result, the heady growth of this "golden market" has led to the increased demand for assisted living developments, which have become one of the hottest trends in residential housing.
If the active/passive distinction were eliminated, the with, holding and withdrawing of treatment as it i's now practiced would be recognized for what it is: a form of physician, assisted suicide.
The chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging said federal regulation of assisted living could be possible if states don't improve their oversight of the industry, reported USA TODAY in June.