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abet

  

      vb   , abets, abetting, abetted   tr   to assist or encourage, esp. in crime or wrongdoing  
     (C14: from Old French abeter to lure on, entice, from beter to bait)  
  abetment, abettal      n  
  abetter     (esp. law)  
  abettor      n  
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abet

  
1    aid, assist, back, condone, connive at, help, promote, sanction, second, succour, support, sustain, uphold  
2    egg on, encourage, incite, prompt, spur, urge  

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abettal, abetter, abettor, abject

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