Succor meaning

sŭk'ər
To give assistance to in time of want, difficulty, or distress.

Succor the poor.

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Assistance in time of distress; relief.
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Succor is defined as to help or give assistance.

An example of succor is giving the Heimlich maneuver to someone choking in a restaurant.

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To give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve.
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One that affords assistance or relief.
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Aid; help; relief.
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A person or thing that succors.
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Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration.
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To give such assistance.
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Origin of succor

  • Middle English sucur back-formation from sucurs (taken as pl.) from Old French secors from Medieval Latin succursus from past participle of Latin succurrere to run to the aid of sub- sub- currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English sucuren, from Old French sucurre, sucurir (“to rescue, remedy"), from Latin succurrō (“go beneath, run for cover, run for help", verb), from sub- + currō (“run", verb). More at sub-, current.
    From Wiktionary