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English Dictionary: succor by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
succor
n
  1. assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
    Synonym(s): relief, succor, succour, ministration
v
  1. help in a difficult situation
    Synonym(s): succor, succour
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [bd]We
            beseech mercy and succor.[b8] --Chaucer.
  
                     My noble father . . . Flying for succor to his
                     servant Bannister.                              --Shak.
  
      2. The person or thing that brings relief.
  
                     This mighty succor, which made glad the foe.
                                                                              --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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}.]
      To run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when
      in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from
      suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city.
      [Written also {succour}.]
  
               He is able to succor them that are tempted. --Heb. ii.
                                                                              18.
  
      Syn: To aid; assist; relieve; deliver; help; comfort.
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