verb (used with object), a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting.
Words nearby abet
Origin of abet
OTHER WORDS FROM abeta·bet·ment, a·bet·tal, nounun·a·bet·ted, adjectiveun·a·bet·ting, adjective
Examples from the Web for abetted
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
Miss Metford abetted her in this, and went further in their joint revolt against common sense.The Crack of Doom|Robert Cromie
It was miserable comfort to reflect, that their own baseless expectations had abetted the delusion, and made the ruin complete.A Lamp to the Path|W. K. Tweedie
She entered with the joyful anticipation of engaging in that most exciting occupation—shopping—aided and abetted by my wife.Introducing the American Spirit|Edward A. Steiner
If any one was imagined to have aided and abetted his flight it was myself and Harry Arnold.Buckskin Mose|Buckskin Mose
In this charitable undertaking she was aided and abetted by her father, who indulgently paid the bills.The Price|Francis Lynde