1 money, food, etc.
cash (esp. BrE), development, economic, financial, food, legal, medical, military, reconstruction, relief

Legal aid is a fundamental part of our system of justice.

federal, government, state
foreign, international, overseas

The country relies on foreign aid.

appeal for, call for

The country's president has appealed for international aid in the wake of the disaster.

extend, give (sb), provide (sb with), send (sb)
get, receive
depend on, rely on
cut, cut off, suspend, withdraw, withhold

The government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.

agency, worker
budget, package, programme/program

a $240 million aid package

2 help
ask for, enlist

We enlisted the aid of John and his family.

come to sb's, go to sb's (= to help someone)

She screamed loudly and two people came to her aid.

in aid of (esp. BrE)

We were collecting money in aid of charity.

with the aid of, without the aid of

She is now able to get around with the aid of a walking stick.

3 person/thing that helps ⇨ See also ↑first aid
effective, essential, useful, valuable
teaching, training, visual
hearing, walking (BrE)
sleep (AmE)
buoyancy (BrE)
aid to

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Aid is used with these nouns as the object: ↑development, ↑digestion, ↑recovery, ↑relaxation, ↑sick, ↑victim

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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