abet


abet

verb

Definition of ABET

1
to bring (something volatile or intense) into being <the belief that violent entertainment abets violent behavior in the people who partake of it>
Synonyms abet, brew, ferment, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up)
2
to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end <car thieves are often unwittingly abetted by owners foolishly leaving the keys in the ignition>
Synonyms abet, aid, assist, back, backstop, prop (up), support
Antonyms hinder

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