Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To encourage ( wrong- doing or a wrong- doer), as by approval or aid; incite; instigate; as, to abet a person in a crime.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "abet":

  1. But the sweaters, though standing in terror of such possibility, have learned every device of evasion, and, as before stated, the women necessarily abet them for fear of losing work altogether. - "Prisoners of Poverty Abroad", Helen Campbell.
  2. Why does he aid and abet his relations?" - "Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel", E. Werner.
  3. Daniel Burton, are you actually going to abet that girl in her wretched impertinence? - "Dawn", Eleanor H. Porter.