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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AIDING

What will your father say if he finds me aiding and abetting?

When he gave, he gave all that he had; he had no notion of aiding or assisting.

Tom said he was aiding the committee, looking after the poor.

I had won Sidi's gratitude by aiding him against two ruffians.

After a moment she shook off his aiding arm and moved slowly to Tobey's door.

Decimated, out-worn, but dangerous, the aiding regiments from the left did well.

There are many other provisions for aiding plants in climbing.

It is a good and a safe rule to let no opportunity of aiding a reader escape.

But the Portuguese are fighting on our side, and aiding us to help you.

This is not co-operation; it is aiding and abetting 'refusal' tactics.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "wartime tax," also "help, support, assistance," from Old French aide, earlier aiudha "aid, help, assistance" (9c.), from Late Latin adjuta, from fem. past participle of Latin adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "to give help to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help" (see adjutant). Meaning "thing by which assistance is given" is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "material help given by one country to another" is from 1940.

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