- 援 [yuán]
- （以手牵引） pull by hand; hold:
climb up by holding on to sth. 攀援- （引用） quote; cite:
He quoted some old Chinese sayings to illustrate his points. 他援用了一些中国话来解释他的论点。
There's a precedent to quote. 有例可援。- （援助） help; aid; rescue:
isolated and cut off from help; 孤立无援
ask for help; appeal for aid; request reinforcements 求援
- （姓氏） a surname:
Yuan Yang 援阳
He cites as an example the teaching of the laws of motion in physics, which he says are accessible at an early age when a computer is used to assist in the instruction.
The emergency services stand (ie are) ready to help if necessary.
He deemed that it was his duty to help.