succor
index abet, accommodation (backing), aid (help), aid, alleviate, assist, assistance, avail (be of use), bear (support), benefit (betterment), benevolence (act of kindness), bolster, contribute (assist), contribution (donation), favor, foster, help (noun), help (verb), nurture, relief (aid), relieve (give aid), remedy, serve (assist), service (assistance), soothe, support (assistance)

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 <… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • succor — noun (U) the American spelling of succour succor verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • succor — US var. of SUCCOUR. * * * succor see succour, sugar …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 …   Universalium

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