provide (someone) (with) assistance

To "provide (someone) with assistance" just means to help them. So the following phrases have nearly the same meaning:

Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

But "assistance" is a more formal word than "help".

"Provide" is also formal. It means to give something or to make something available for people to use:

These results provide support for the theory that humankind evolved speech later than scientists had previously thought.

"Provide ___" is really common in writing. Here are some of the most common things that people "provide":

provide information

provide opportunities

provide assistance

provide health care

provide insurance

provide training

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