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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abet(verb)

    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing


  1. abet(verb)

    foment, encourage, advocate, uphold, incite, back, instigate, assist, countenance, egg on, second, aid, set on, connive, sustain, support

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abet

    Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.

    advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abet

    aid, support, promote, countenance, uphold, assist, instigate, encourage, incite, advocate, sanction, subsidize, embolden

    thwart, contradict, obstruct, oppose, baffle, confound, discourage, disapprove, disconcert, counteract, deter, dissuade, frustrate, impede, denounce, expose

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abet(v. a.)

    aid, assist, help, support, succor, second, sustain, uphold, back, co-operate with, take part with, give support to

  2. abet(v. a.)

    favor, encourage, sanction, countenance, advocate, connive at

  3. abet(v. a.)

    (Law.) instigate (to commit a crime), stimulate, incite, foment

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  • التحريArabic
  • съдействувам, подстрекавам, подбуждам, поощрявамBulgarian
  • helfen, anstiften, ermutigen, aufhetzen, stützenGerman
  • ενθαρρύνωGreek
  • incitar, ayudarSpanish
  • همدستی کردنPersian
  • ylläpitää, avustaa, yllyttää, tukeaFinnish
  • encouragerFrench
  • उकसानाHindi
  • adjutar, incitar, incorariarInterlingua
  • istigare, favoreggiare, sostenere, incoraggiareItalian
  • 煽動するJapanese
  • ondersteunen, ophitsen, aansporen, aanmoedigen, bijstaanDutch
  • pomagać w przestępstwiePolish
  • ajudar, instigar, assistir, incitarPortuguese
  • подговаривать, поощрять, подстрекать, науськивать, поддерживать, содействовать, подбиватьRussian
  • bistå, understödjaSwedish
  • tiếp tay, xúi giục, xúi bẩy, khíchVietnamese
  • 助長Chinese

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