Synonyms of aid in English:

aid


See definition of aid

noun

1‘with the aid of his colleagues he prepared a manifesto’

SYNONYMS

assistance, support

help, backing, abettance, encouragement, cooperation, succour

a helping hand

ANTONYMS

hindrance

2‘we have provided valuable economic and humanitarian aid’

SYNONYMS

donations, funding, contributions, subsidies, benefits, welfare, gifts, grants, relief, charity, financial assistance, subvention, alms, offerings, handouts, largesse

patronage, sponsorship, backing

scholarships, bursaries

debt remission

informal a leg up, shot in the arm

3‘a hospital aid’

SYNONYMS

helper, assistant

informal girl Friday, man Friday


verb

1‘he was liable to provide an army to aid the King of England’

SYNONYMS

help, assist, abet, come to the aid of, give assistance to, lend a hand to, be of service to

avail, succour, sustain

support, back, back up, second, stand by, uphold

ANTONYMS

hinder

2‘essences can be added to your bath to aid restful sleep’

SYNONYMS

facilitate, promote, encourage, help, speed up, hasten, accelerate, expedite, further, boost, give a boost to, give a lift to, give a push to, spur on, clear the way for, smooth the way for

ANTONYMS

discourage, hinder