verb (used with object), a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting.
Origin of abet
Examples from the Web for abet
Those who did so used their medical training not to care for patients, but to abet their abuse.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To view these nudes is not quite to abet evil, but it is to undermine decency.From ISIS Videos to JLaw Nudes, When Is Looking Abetting Evil?|Michael Daly|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet, far from nudging Rajapaksa toward greater accountability, their presence in Sri Lanka is likely only to abet his rise.
He was there to aid and abet when Wade got hot in the fourth quarter.
Our political leaders need to demand that their colleague step down immediately, not aid and abet the barbarian criminal.
England and Prussia abet his usurpations, and France the patriotic party.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson
Mrs. Bal had lent Barrie to us, and without a woman to aid and abet him, it seemed to me that he was powerless.The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
And you can count upon me to aid and abet you in your generous conspiracy, Mrs. March, to the best of my ability.An Open-Eyed Conspiracy|W. D. Howells
One and all of us are bound to aid you, abet you, and obey you, so long as you own and wear the yellow cap.Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children|Julian Hawthorne
I tellt her ladyship flatly that she'd find herself afore the Shirra', and that I was no going to abet any such proceedings.Simon|J. Storer Clouston
verb abets, abetting or abetted
Word Origin for abet
late 14c. (implied in abetting), from Old French abeter "to bait, to harass with dogs," literally "to cause to bite," from a- "to" (see ad-) + beter "to bait," from a Germanic source, perhaps Low Franconian betan "incite," or Old Norse beita "cause to bite," from Proto-Germanic *baitjan, from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (see fissure). Related: Abetted; abetting.