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abet

verb [T] uk   /əˈbet/ (-tt-) us  
to help or encourage someone to do something wrong or illegal: His accountant had aided and abetted him in the fraud.Helping and co-operatingEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
abettor
noun [C] uk   /əˈbet.ər/ us    /-ˈbet̬.ɚ/
Helpers and accomplicesPeople who help or serve people professionallyCriminals - general words
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