abet definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To accept, encourage, and assistance (an action or a plan of action); desire and help on.
    • To encourage, motivate, or assistance (people): abetted the thief in robbing the bank.
    • To instigate or encourage by help or countenance; -- used in a negative feeling of persons and functions
    • to guide, uphold, or help; to steadfastly keep up; -- in a sense.
    • To add, as an assistant or instigator, toward commission of an offense.
  • verb:
    • To back-up an individual's forecast of a doubtful problem, by staking cash, etc., to wager.
    • help or encourage, typically in a few wrongdoing
  • noun:
    • Act of abetting; aid.
    • The act of aiding or motivating, especially in a crime.
  • others:
    • To encourage by aid or endorsement: used in combination with your own object, and mainly in a poor sense.
    • To maintain; assistance; uphold.
    • In law, to motivate, counsel, incite, or help out with a criminal work — implying, in the case of crime, private presence.
    • Hence to guide to or encourage the fee of.
    • Synonyms To support, encourage, second, countenance, help, assist, right back, connive at, uphold, further.

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