(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Giving of support
Nouns — auxiliary, assistant, adjuvant, adjutant, adjunct, help, helper, helpmate, helpmeet, helping hand; colleague, partner, mate, confrère; cooperator, coadjutor, collaborator; ally, confederate, accomplice, accessory, particeps criminis; aid, aide, aide-de-camp; secretary, amanuensis, clerk, associate, right hand [man], man or girl Friday; personal, executive, or administrative assistant; handmaid, servant; satellite, adherent; disciple, devotee, votary; acolyte; seconder, backer, upholder, abettor, advocate, partisan, champion, exponent, friend at court; friend in need, guardian angel. Slang, shill, batman. See accompaniment.
Verbs — help, aid, assist, second.
Adjectives — auxiliary, helping, helpful, accessory, assistant; subsidiary, subservient; supplementary, reserve, extra.
Antonyms, See hindrance, opposition.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Helping]
Syn. aiding, assisting, supporting, collaborating, cooperating, sustaining, abetting, ancillary, serving, assistant, ministering.
2. [Subsidiary]
Syn. secondary, accessory, subsidiary, ancillary; see subordinate .
3. [Supplementary]
Syn. reserve, supplemental, spare, backup; see extra .
Syn. helper, accessory, adjutant; see assistant .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. supporting assisting, aiding, adjuvant, helping, contributing.
2. subsidiary subordinate, supplementary, accessory, additional, secondary, reserve.
ANT.: 2. main, primary
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Giving or able to give help or support: accessory, ancillary, assistant, collateral, contributory, subsidiary, supportive. See HELP. 2. Used or held in reserve: backup, emergency, reserve, secondary, standby, supplemental, supplementary. See INCREASE. II noun A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities: adjutant, aide, assistant, coadjutant, coadjutor, deputy, helper, lieutenant, second2. See HELP.

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