succor

  • 1 Succor — Suc cor, n. [OE. socours, sucurs, OF. sucurs, socors, secors, F. secours, L. succursus, fr. L. succurrere. See {Succor}, v. t.] 1. Aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress. We beseech… …

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  • 2 Succor — Suc cor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Succored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Succoring}.] [OE. socouren, OF. sucurre, soucourre, secorre, F. secourir, L. succurrere, succursum, to run under, run to the aid of, help, succor; sub under + currere to run. See {Current} …

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  • 3 succor — [suk′ər] vt. [ME socouren < OFr sucurre, socorre < L succurrere < sub ,SUB + currere, to run: see COURSE] to give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve n. [ME socur, assumed sing. of socours < OFr sucurs <… …

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  • 4 succor — index abet, accommodation (backing), aid (help), aid, alleviate, assist, assistance …

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  • 5 succor — early 13c., from Anglo Fr. succors help, aid, O.Fr. sucurres, from M.L. succursus help, assistance, from pp. of L. succurrere run to help, from sub up to + currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Final s mistaken as a plural inflexion and dr …

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  • 6 succor — suc|cor1 [ sʌkər ] noun uncount LITERARY help given to someone who is in serious need succor suc|cor 2 [ sʌkər ] verb transitive LITERARY to help someone …

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  • 7 succor — noun (U) the American spelling of succour succor verb (T) …

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  • 8 succor — 1. noun providing succor in times of need Syn: aid, help, a helping hand, assistance; comfort, ease, relief, support, TLC 2. verb the prisoners were succored Syn: help, aid, bring aid to, give/render assistance to …

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  • 9 succor — US var. of SUCCOUR. * * * succor see succour, sugar …

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  • 10 succor — I. noun Etymology: Middle English socour, sucurs (taken as plural), from Anglo French sucur, sucors, from Medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere to run to the rescue, bring aid, from sub + currere to run more at car Date: 13th century 1 …

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  • 11 succor — succorable, adj. succorer, n. /suk euhr/, n. 1. help; relief; aid; assistance. 2. a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc. v.t. 3. to help or relieve. Also, esp. Brit., succour. [1250 1300; (v.) ME sucuren < OF …

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  • 12 succor — 1. noun Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration. 2. verb to give such assistance Syn: help, aid, assist …

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  • 13 succor — Synonyms and related words: abet, aid, alterative, analeptic, assist, assistance, avail, bail out, balm, balsam, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, comfort, corrective, cure, do good, doctor, ease, favor, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give …

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  • 14 succor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. help, aid, assist, serve, comfort. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sustenance, help, assistance; see aid 1 . v. Syn. aid, assist, befriend; see help 1 . See Synonym Study at help . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 15 succor — sucker …

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  • 16 succor — [[t]sʌ̱kə(r)[/t]] see succour …

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  • 17 succor — suc·cor || sÊŒkÉ™ n. aid, help, assistance v. aid, help, assist …

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  • 18 succor — 1) crocus 2) occurs …

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  • 19 succor — I. v. a. 1. Aid, assist, help, relieve. 2. Cherish, foster, encourage, nurse, comfort. II. n. Relief, aid, assistance, help, support, helping hand …

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  • 20 succor — n 1. aid, assistance, help, a helping hand, support, reinforcement; relief, a rest, a break, a breather; ministration, ministry, treatment, therapy; care, tender loving care, TLC, comfort, consolation, solace, a lift, a boost, a shot in the arm.… …

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