Assisted vs Supported - What's the difference?

assisted | supported |


As verbs the difference between assisted and supported

is that assisted is (assist) while supported is (support).

As an adjective supported is

held in position, especially from below.

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

    Anagrams

    * ----

    supported

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Held in position, especially from below.
  • Furnished with corroborating evidence.
  • Helped or aided.
  • Having supporters.
  • Antonyms

    * unsupported

    Verb

    (head)
  • (support)