1. Conditional antagonism


[Antonyms: hindrance.]

[Nouns] aid, aidance; assistance, help, opitulation, succor; support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion; coadjuvancy (cooperation) [more].

patronage, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy.

sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment; eutrophy; manna in the wilderness; food [more]; means [more].

ministry, ministration; subministration; accommodation.

relief, rescue; help at a dead lift; supernatural aid; deus ex machina.

supplies, reenforcements, succors, contingents, recruits; support (physical) [more]; adjunct, ally (helper) [more].

[Verbs] aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid; give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping hand; give one a life, give one a cast, give one a turn; take by the hand, take in tow; help a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to.

relieve, rescue; set up, set agoing, set on one's legs; bear through, pull through; give new life to, be the making of; reenforce, recruit; set forward, put forward, push forward; give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to; promote, further, forward, advance

expedite, speed, quicken, hasten.

support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster.

cradle, nourish; nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse; manure, cultivate, force; foster, cherish, foment; feed the flame, fan the flame.

serve; do service to, tender to, pander to; administer to, subminister to, minister to; tend, attend, wait on; take care of [more]; entertain; smooth the bed of death.

oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of; humor, cheer, encourage.

second, stand by; back, back up; pay the piper, abet; work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for; take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of; advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service; squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize; lend oneself to, lend one's countenance to; smile upon, shine upon; favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of; side with (cooperate) [more].

be of use to; subserve (instrument) [more]; benefit [more]; render a service (utility) [more]; conduce (tend) [more].

[Adjectives] aiding; auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful; coadjuvant [more]; subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary.

at one's beck; friendly, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposed; neighborly; obliging (benevolent) [more].

[Adverbs] with the aid, by the aid of; on behalf of, in behalf of; in aid of, in the service of, in the name of, in favor of, in furtherance of; on account of; for the sake of, on the part of; non obstante.

[Interjections] help! save us! to the rescue!

[Phrases] alterum alterius auxilio eget [Sallust]; "God befriend us as our cause is just" [Henry IV].

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