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Definition of abet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



abet somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abet
he / she / it abets
past simple abetted
-ing form abetting
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  • to help or encourage someone to do something wrong or illegal He was abetted in the deception by his wife.
  • Idioms
    aid and abet (law)
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    to help someone to do something illegal or wrong She stands accused of aiding and abetting the crime.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: abet