ALL meanings of abet

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  • verb abet If one person abets another, they help or encourage them to do something criminal or wrong. Abet is often used in the legal expression 'aid and abet'. 3
  • verb abet To abet something, especially something bad or undesirable, means to make it possible. 3
  • verb abet to assist or encourage, esp in crime or wrongdoing 3
  • verb transitive abet to incite, sanction, or help, esp. in wrongdoing 3
  • verb with object abet to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime. 1
  • noun abet Encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular, to commit a crime or other offense. 1
  • transitive verb abet assist or enable: a crime 1
  • transitive verb abet assist or enable: a criminal 1
  • noun abet (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Fraud or cunning. 0
  • noun abet (Obsolete (No longer in use)) An act of abetting; of helping; of giving aid. 0
  • verb abet (Obsolete (No longer in use)) VT To urge on, stimulate (a person to do) something desirable. 0
  • verb abet (Transitive Verb) To incite; to assist or encourage by aid or countenance in crime. 0
  • verb abet (Transitive Verb) (archaic) To support, countenance, maintain, uphold, or aid any good cause, opinion, or action; to maintain. 0
  • verb abet (Obsolete (No longer in use)) To back up one's forecast of a doubtful issue, by staking money, etc., to bet. 0
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