to abet

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To assist or encourage by aid or countenance, especially in crime

Gay: Would not the fool abet the stealth, Who rashly thus exposed his wealth?.

To urge on, stimulate (a person to do something) - first known use 1390
An act of abetting; of helping; of giving aid
To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain

Jer. Taylor: Our duty is urged, and our confidence abetted.

To back up one's forecast of a doubtful issue, by staking money, etc., to bet
To support, countenance, maintain, uphold, or aid any cause, opinion, or action; to maintain; -- (Obsolete) in a good sense
to aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense)
{v} to encourage, help, support, set on
The act of encouraging or inciting another to do a certain thing, such as a crime For example, many countries will equally punish a person who aids or abets another to commit a crime
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ensite (incite, urge on, instigate), eksite (excite)
to incite, instigate, encourage, or countenance (an offence)
assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
If one person abets another, they help or encourage them to do something criminal or wrong. Abet is often used in the legal expression `aid and abet'. His wife was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for aiding and abetting him. to help someone do something wrong or illegal aid and abet aid (3)
To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; in a good sense
To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection
To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense
{f} encourage or help someone to do something (especially something illegal)
Act of abetting; aid
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