"aides" in the noun sense
1. adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp
an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
2. aide, auxiliary
someone who acts as assistant
"aides" in the verb sense
1. help, assist, aid
give help or assistance be of service
"Everyone helped out during the earthquake"
"Can you help me carry this table?"
"She never helps around the house"
2. help, aid
improve the condition of
"These pills will help the patient"
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