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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bet-er]
    • /əˈbɛt ər/
    • /əˈbet/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bet-er]
    • /əˈbɛt ər/

Definitions of abettor word

  • noun abettor a person who abets. 1
  • noun abettor One that abets an offender; one that incites; instigates; encourages. (First attested from 1350 to 1470.). 1
  • noun abettor A supporter or advocate. 0

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Origin of abettor

First appearance:

before 1505
One of the 26% oldest English words
From the Anglo-French word abettour, dating back to 1505-15. See abet, -or2

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Parts of speech for Abettor


abettor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abettor usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abettor

noun abettor

  • helper — a person or thing that helps or gives assistance, support, etc.
  • accessory — Accessories are items of equipment that are not usually essential, but which can be used with or added to something else in order to make it more efficient, useful, or decorative.
  • second — next after the first; being the ordinal number for two.
  • confederate — Someone's confederates are the people they are working with in a secret activity.
  • supporter — a person or thing that supports.

Antonyms for abettor

noun abettor

  • adversary — Your adversary is someone you are competing with, or arguing or fighting against.
  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.

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