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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?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.