assistant


assistant
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noun
ADJECTIVE
chief, senior
deputy
personal

I'll ask my personal assistant to deal with this.

special
administrative, care (esp. BrE), catering (BrE), checkout (BrE), clerical (esp. BrE), executive (esp. AmE), graduate (esp. AmE), laboratory, library, physician (AmE), production, research, sales (BrE), shop (BrE), teaching, technical

patient care assistants

She took up a post as research assistant in the Department of Pharmacology.

VERB + ASSISTANT
employ (sb as), have

She had an assistant to do her paperwork.

get, hire (sb as) (esp. AmE), recruit (sb as)

I'm getting a new assistant next month.

fire (esp. AmE), sack (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
assistant to

She is assistant to the Production Manager.

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adj.
Assistant is used with these nouns: ↑attorney, ↑bishop, ↑clerk, ↑coach, ↑commissioner, ↑counsel, ↑director, ↑editor, ↑gardener, ↑head, ↑lecturer, ↑librarian, ↑manager, ↑principal, ↑producer, ↑professor, ↑referee, ↑secretary, ↑trainer, ↑treasurer, ↑tutor

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  • Assistant — As*sist ant, a. [Cf. F. assistant, p. pr. of assister.] 1. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary. [1913 Webster] Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly assistant to each other. Beattie. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) Of the second… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assistant — ASSISTANT, ANTE. adj. Qui est présent en un tel lieu. Il y avoit tant de Prêtres assistans à l Autel. Les Evêques assistans. Le premier, le second Evêque assistant.Assistant, s emploie souvent substantivement. Tous les assistans furent édifiés.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • assistant — Assistant. s. m. v. Celuy qui est present. Il pria tous les assistants. un grand nombre d assistants. Il se dit de aussi ceux qui ont quelque fonction dans une ceremonie, dans un sacre. Les Evesques assistants. il y avoit tant d assistants à l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Assistant — As*sist ant, n. 1. One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help. [1913 Webster] Four assistants who his labor share. Pope. [1913 Webster] Rhymes merely as assistants to memory. Mrs. Chapone. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assistant — I noun abettor, accessory, accomplice, adiutor, adiutrix, adjutant, adjuvant, advocate, agent, aide, aide de camp, aider, apprentice, associate, backer, champion, clerk, coadjutor, coaid, collaborator, colleague, confederate, confrere, cooperator …   Law dictionary

  • assistant — → asistente, 2 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • assistant — [n] helper abettor, accessory, accomplice, adherent, adjunct, aide, ally, appointee, apprentice, associate, attendant, auxiliary, backer, backup*, coadjutant, coadjutor, collaborator, colleague, companion, confederate, cooperator, deputy, fellow… …   New thesaurus


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