What does the word assist mean?

Usage examples for assist

  1. From the first moment the French had acknowledged that this would be to their own interest, and had promised to assist in that object to the extent of their power. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. The elder girl bade him assist. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  3. But we'll do what we can to assist each other. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train