Synonyms of aid in English:

aid


See definition of aid

noun

1‘with the aid of his colleagues he prepared a manifesto’

SYNONYMS
assistance, support
help, backing, abettance, encouragement, cooperation, succour
a helping hand
ANTONYMS

hindrance

2‘we have provided valuable economic and humanitarian aid’

SYNONYMS
donations, funding, contributions, subsidies, benefits, welfare, gifts, grants, relief, charity, financial assistance, subvention, alms, offerings, handouts, largesse
patronage, sponsorship, backing
scholarships, bursaries
debt remission
informal a leg up, shot in the arm

3‘a hospital aid’

SYNONYMS
helper, assistant
informal girl Friday, man Friday

verb

1‘he was liable to provide an army to aid the King of England’

SYNONYMS
help, assist, abet, come to the aid of, give assistance to, lend a hand to, be of service to
avail, succour, sustain
support, back, back up, second, stand by, uphold
ANTONYMS

hinder

2‘essences can be added to your bath to aid restful sleep’

SYNONYMS
facilitate, promote, encourage, help, speed up, hasten, accelerate, expedite, further, boost, give a boost to, give a lift to, give a push to, spur on, clear the way for, smooth the way for
ANTONYMS

discourage, hinder