Ancillary vs Assisted - What's the difference?

ancillary | assisted |


As an adjective ancillary

is subordinate; secondary; auxiliary; accessory.

As a noun ancillary

is something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter.

As a verb assisted is

(assist).

ancillary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Subordinate; secondary; auxiliary; accessory.
  • * 1836 , :
  • how easily he took all things along with him,—the persons, the opinions, and the day, and nature became ancillary to a man.
  • * 1898 ,
  • [E]very organ of the body, whatever function it may perform, must also perform the other four functions in an ancillary manner.

    Noun

    (ancillaries)
  • Something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter.
  • (archaic) An auxiliary; a subordinate.
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    assisted

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (assist)

  • assist

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion).
  • A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.
  • (label) To attend
  • * 1967 , The Rev. Loren Gavitt (ed.), Saint Augustine's Prayer Book: A Book of Devotion for members of the Episcopal Church , revised edition, West Park, NY: Holy Cross Publications, p. 8:
  • To assist at Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
  • To help.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 15 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The referee seemed well placed to award the goal, but video evidence suggested the protests were well founded and the incident only strengthens the case of those lobbying for technology to assist officials.}}
  • (sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
  • Derived terms

    * assister * assistive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A helpful action or an act of giving.
  • The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.
  • (sports) A statistic used in different sports to quantify the act of helping another player score points or goals; in baseball, an assist is defensive, allowing a teammate to record a putout.
  • He had two assists in the game.

    Derived terms

    * assistful * assistless

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