Definitions

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  • v. Past tense and past participle of to assist.

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  • adj. having help; often used as a combining form

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The group's members bristle at the term assisted suicide, saying they don't actively aid suicides but rather support and guide those who decide to end their lives.

    Final Exit Network: 4 Members Of Assisted Suicide Group Arrested

  • I'm not personally opposed to the use of the term assisted suicide (for the medical practice as it is legalized and strictly regulated in Washington and Oregon) but I do contest the way that Smith and others use it: to perpetuate the terminal suffering of others.

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  • The group's members have bristled at prosecutors' use of the term assisted suicide, saying they don't actively aid suicides but rather support and guide those who decide to end their lives.

    The Seattle Times

  • For the hapless birds and bees, wildlife scientists are plotting what they call assisted migrations .

    Climate Change Is Inevitable. Get Used to It

  • Some people are already suggesting it's a pattern of what they call assisted suicide.

    CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2007

  • So they imported him over, what they call assisted immygration.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • But Turner thinks the law should make a clear distinction between what he calls assisted dying -- where the patient has a terminal medical condition -- and assisted suicide - where a person might want to die because of depression or paralysis, for example, but who isn't terminally ill.

    RNW: English

  • He would not accept assisted living on his own account, but when I told him that he was already in assisted living but that I was the assistance; that I was overwhelmed, underqualified, and barely hanging on emotionally; that I wanted to be his son again, not a nurse and nag and adversary — when I told him all that, and when his sister and the social worker chimed in, he acceded.

    Letting Go of My Father

  • So here it is, a picture of an injured woman being assisted from the horror of the tunnel by police officers with an inset picture of Jackson and two "zombies" from what the paper's caption calls his "creepy Thriller video."

    Daily Star's creepy lapse in taste

  • Patients may be referred to the Pulmonary Function Laboratory for measurement of lung function, instruction in assisted airway clearance techniques or aerosol treatments.

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