OF. term|abeter; term|a- (Latin term|ad-) + term|beter||to bait an animal, from Icelandic term|beita||to set dogs on, to feed, originally, to cause to bite, from Icelandic term|bÄ«ta||to bite, hence to bait, to incite. See term|bait, term|bet.
- transitive To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts
#: to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection
#: The robberâ��s friend abetted by providing the escape car.
#* South: The whole tribe abets the villany.
#* Gay: Would not the fool abet the stealth, Who rashly thus exposed his wealth?
- transitive To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain.
#* Jer. Taylor: Our duty is urged, and our confidence abetted.
- transitive law To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.
sense|to instigate or encourage by aid or countenance incite; instigate; set on; egg on; foment; advocate; countenance; encourage; second; uphold; aid; assist; support; sustain; back; connive at.
Dutch: bijstaan in
Finnish: yllyttÃ¤Ã¤ (1), avustaa (3)
Interlingua: adjutar, incitar, incorariar
Norwegian: tilskynde, hjelpe
Spanish: ayudar, incitar
Swedish: medverka, bistÃ¥
Translations to be checked
rfc-level|Translations to be checked at L5+, not in Translations
ttbc|Vietnamese: xÃºi báº©y, xÃºi giá»¥c, khÃch, tiáº¿p tay
- obsolete Act of abetting; aid.
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