aid · noun /eɪd/Full view
aid (HELP)
C1 help or support
Dictionary examples:

She went to the aid of a man trapped in his car.

He applied for financial aid for college.

Learner example:

If you have any trouble with something do not hesitate [i]n requesting my aid. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Spanish)

C1 U money, food, or equipment that is given to help a country or group of people
Dictionary examples:

Emergency aid was sent to the flood victims.

foreign aid

aid workers

Learner example:

Another thing which they say is that in the past they gave aid to poorer countries for different projects. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Panjabi)

with the aid of sth
C1 using something to help you
Dictionary example:

She walks with the aid of a cane.

Learner example:

The newest computer can handle data that human brains cannot and therefore all scientific research [is] carried out with the aid of computers. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Chinese)

C1 C a piece of equipment that helps you to do something
Dictionary examples:

teaching aids such as books and videos

A good dictionary can be a useful aid to understanding a new language.

Learner example:

In particular, the magazine could be considered as a rather good additional aid for someone studying the Greek language and culture. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)

aid · verb /eɪd/
C1 T to help someone
Dictionary examples:

The project is designed to aid the homeless.

He was aided in his research by his knowledge of Greek.

Learner example:

This kind of bad publicity will not aid the hospital in any way, but will instead keep people away from future events. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Swedish)

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