"aids" in the noun sense
1. aid, assistance, help
a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do
"visual aids in teaching"
"his job was to give technical assistance over the phone"
2. aid, assist, assistance, help
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
"he gave me an assist with the housework"
"could not walk without assistance"
"rescue party went to their aid"
"offered his help in unloading"
3. aid, economic aid, financial aid, assistance, financial assistance, economic assistance
gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause
"economic assistance to depressed areas"
4. care, attention, aid, tending
the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
"no medical care was required"
"the old car needs constant attention"
"aids" 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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