succour

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

help and sympathy

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succour - help

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The formal word ‘succour’ refers to a helping hand or timely relief provided by or given to somebody in a time of need. The term implies the provision of genuine care or comfort rather than something insubstantial. Most commonly used in written English, particularly in print media.

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Synonyms solace
Antonyms

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  1. That charitable organization was set up to provide succour to refugees who have been displaced by war.

  2. University students should be challenged with new ideas and concepts rather than being overly protected and succoured.

  3. The financial impact of the crisis has been devastating to my business. The only thing that gives me succour is that my competitors are all in the same boat.

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