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abet

a·bet

abet

 
pronunciation:
bet
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abets, abetting, abetted
definition: to incite, encourage, or aid, esp. in wrongdoing.
It is a crime to abet an escaped convict.
synonyms:
aid, encourage, help, incite
antonyms:
hinder
similar words:
foment, instigate, prompt, provoke, second, spur, stimulate, support, sustain, uphold
derivations: abetter (n.), abettor (n.)