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tr.v. a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting, a·bets
1. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
2. To urge, encourage, or help (a person): abetted the thief in robbing the bank.

[Middle English abetten, from Old French abeter, to entice : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + beter, to bait; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

a·bet′ment n.
a·bet′tor, a·bet′ter n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abetter - one who helps or encourages or incites anotherabetter - one who helps or encourages or incites another
accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime


or abetter
A person who helps:


abettor [əˈbetəʳ] Ninstigador(a) m/f, fautor(a) m/f (esp Jur) → cómplice mf


, abettor
nHelfershelfer(in) m(f)
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