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English definition of “abet”

abet

verb [T]     /əˈbet/ (-tt-)
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     /əˈbet.ər/ US  /-ˈbet̬.ɚ/ noun [C] Helpers and accomplicesPeople who help or serve people professionallyCriminals - general words
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