Definition and Meanings for abet
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Part of Speech of abet
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
Etymology of abet
Meaning of abet
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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 support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.
- to contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.
- act of abetting; aid.