US: /əˈsɪstənt/
UK: /ɐsˈɪstənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

assistant /ə'sistənt/
  • danh từ
    • người giúp đỡ, người phụ tá
    • trợ giáo; (pháp lý) viên phụ thẩm
    • người bán hàng ((cũng) shop assistant)
    • tính từ
      • giúp đỡ, phụ, phó
        • assistant surgeon: người phụ mổ
        • assistant manager: phó giám đốc

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, adjective
    + noun
    1 a person who helps or supports sb, usually in their job: My assistant will now demonstrate the machine in action. + a senior research assistant + She works as a care assistant in an old people's home. + administrative / clerical / production assistants
    2 (BrE) = SHOP ASSISTANT: a sales assistant in a department store + Maybe one of our assistants can help you make your choice?
    3 (BrE) a student at university or college who spends time in a foreign country teaching their language in a school
    + adjective [only before noun] (abbreviation Asst) (often in titles) having a rank below a senior person and helping them in their work: the assistant manager + Assistant Chief Constable Owen + Assistant Attorney General William Weld(also assistant) (both BrE) (AmE sales clerk, clerk)
    + noun
    a person whose job is to serve customers in a shop/store

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 helper, helpmate or helpmeet, aid, aide; aide-de-camp, second:
    These systems make use of rhymes as assistants to the memory.
    2 deputy, subordinate, subsidiary, auxiliary; underling:
    He is now the assistant to the sales manager.

    Collocation dictionary


    chief, senior | personal
    I'll ask my personal assistant to deal with this.
    | administrative, care, catering, checkout, clerical, laboratory, library, production, research, sales, shop, technical
    She took up a post as research assistant in the Department of Pharmacology.


    employ (sb as), have
    She had a clerical assistant to do her paperwork.
    | get, hire (sb as), recruit (sb as)
    I'm getting a new assistant next month.
    | sack


    ~ to
    assistant to the Production Manager

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    be, work as ~
    She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.

    study to be, train as, train to be ~
    She trained as a painter and sculptor.

    start (work) as ~
    He started work as a trainee chef.

    become, qualify as ~
    She qualified as a vet last year.

    employ (sb as), have
    The company employs more than 1500 engineers.

    engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
    They have recruited a new designer.

    appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
    are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.

    dismiss, fire, sack ~
    The club have sacked their coach.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    +of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another