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"abet" in British English

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abetverb [ T ]

uk /əˈbet/ us /əˈbet/ -tt-

(Definition of “abet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"abet" in American English

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abetverb [ T ]

us /əˈbet/ -tt-

to help or encourage a person or thing to do something, esp. something wrong or illegal:

Shady lawyers abetted the company’s officers in stealing the funds.

(Definition of “abet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)