Definition of abet
- abet the commission of a crime
- The singer was abetted by a skillful accompanist.
- accused of aiding and abetting a criminal
She abetted the thief in his getaway.
Did he abet the commission of a crime?
Their actions were shown to abet terrorism.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
bear a hand, to stand one in good stead;
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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