verb (used with object), a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting.
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Origin of abet
OTHER WORDS FROM abeta·bet·ment, a·bet·tal, nounun·a·bet·ted, adjectiveun·a·bet·ting, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for abet
In this most recent escalation of a four-year putsch — abetted by some of the same representatives and senators whose chambers were attacked by the mob — we see the last few threads of Trumpism that were never explicit now made manifest.The Capitol mob images shouldn’t surprise you. Open insurrection was always where we were headed.|Philip Kennicott|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
At stake for the companies is whether the original plaintiffs have a case against them at all, for allegedly aiding and abetting human rights abuses.The Supreme Court will decide: Can Big Chocolate be blamed for child slavery?|Vivienne Walt|November 26, 2020|Fortune
Such was the corrosive paranoia of the time, fueled by McCarthy and abetted by Hoover.
Because it is a political rhetoric of anti-Western resistance —ironically, abetted by Westerners themselves.
In 1971, the United States abetted a genocide in what is today Bangladesh.
In its confusion it has aided and abetted the rising power of the Muslim Brotherhood.Egypt’s Declaration of Independence: Not So Different From Ours|Christopher Dickey|July 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Forget about the Second Amendment—the gun lobby, abetted by timorous Republicans, is trying to privatize law and order.Pro-Gun Absolutism: The Gun Lobby’s Push to Privatize Law and Order|Will Marshall|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That he would be abetted by Black Jack was almost certain, but fear had fled the happy heart of Freckles.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
Ancient, and, unhappily, recent subjects of jealousy lead him to suspect us of having abetted a crime which our bosom abhors.Quentin Durward|Sir Walter Scott
Thus abetted and equipped he came, after a taxi ride and a walk, into his grandmother's street.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
By this time the ladies realized what the two men were after, and abetted the plan with all of their persuasions.Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Whether you knew it or not, you've abetted a criminal in escaping from the law, and I've my duty to do.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch