aid and aide - the difference
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Aid means help or assistance. (To aid means to help or to assist.)

Aide means helper or assistant. (In other words, an aide is a person.)

Aid

The word aid means help or assistance. It is commonly seen as an adjective, a noun and a verb. (As a verb, it means to help or to assist.)

Examples:
  • Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.   (Basil King)
  • I have known sorrow and learned to aid the wretched.   (Virgil, 70-19 BC)

Aide

The noun aide means a helper or an assistant. An aide is a person.

Examples:
  • General McChrystal and his aides told the unvarnished truth.
  • The Libyan leader caused a scene at the African Heads of State Summit in Munyonyo when he slapped one of his aides for taking him to a wrong venue.
 



 
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