Assist vs Mitigate - What's the difference?
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Assist is a related term of mitigate.
As verbs the difference between assist and mitigate
is that assist
) to stand (at a place) or to (an opinion) while mitigate
is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.
As a noun assist
is a helpful action or an act of giving.
(label) To stand (at a place) or to (an 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:
- A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.
- To assist at Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
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, author=Phil McNulty
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(sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
A helpful action or an act of giving.
(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.
- The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.
- He had two assists in the game.
To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
* 1795 —
* 1813 —
- Measures are pursuing to prevent or mitigate the usual consequences of such outrages, and with the hope of their succeeding at least to avert general hostility.
* 1896 —
- But in yielding to it the retaliation has been mitigated as much as possible, both in its extent and in its character...
* 1901 — , ch 7
- Then they tell us that vaccination will mitigate the disease that it will make it milder.
* 1920 —
- Then I discovered the brilliance of the landscape around was mitigated by blue spectacles.
- The plague had not been kind to him, yet had left him this small furry thing to mitigate his sorrow; and when one is very young, one can find great relief in the lively antics of a black kitten.
* (to reduce or lessen) check, diminish, ease, lighten, mollify, pacify, palliate
* (to reduce or lessen) aggrandize, aggravate, exacerbate, incite, increase, intensify, irritate, worsen