Succor is relief or help. If you've just woken up in the midst of a lion's den, wearing nothing but raw meat pajamas — sounds like you could use some succor!

In archaic times, succor meant a reinforcement of troops during a hard battle. These days though, those reinforcements are a bit more figurative. Succor is a helping hand in a time of need, relief when the going gets tough. Succor can also be used as a verb, as in, "After Bob fell overboard, he was saved — succored by a life preserver."

Definitions of succor

n assistance in time of difficulty

ministration, relief, succour
comfort, consolation, solace
the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed
Type of:
aid, assist, assistance, help
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

v help in a difficult situation

Type of:
aid, assist, help
give help or assistance; be of service

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