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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. abetnoun

    An act of abetting; of helping; of giving aid.

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abetverb

    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

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Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. abetverb

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

  2. abetverb

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

  3. abetverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abetverb

    instigate, encourage, incite, egg on, foment, uphold

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  1. Kamala Harris:

    I can say with absolute certainty : If Russia further invades Ukraine, United States together with our allies and partners will impose significant and unprecedented economic costs, we will impose far-reaching financial sanctions and export controls. We will target Russia's financial institutions and key industries. And we will target those who are complicit and those who aid and abet this unprovoked invasion.

  2. President Trump:

    What the House of Representatives has done here isdestroy the Constitution, its your job to fix it, its your job tostop them,not [to] aid and abet by calling witnesses thatthe Democrats want.No.No witnesses.

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  • التحريArabic
  • поощрявам, подстрекавам, съдействувам, подбуждамBulgarian
  • anstiften, ermutigen, aufhetzen, helfen, stützenGerman
  • ενθαρρύνωGreek
  • ayudar, incitarSpanish
  • همدستی کردنPersian
  • tukea, yllyttää, ylläpitää, avustaaFinnish
  • encouragerFrench
  • उकसानाHindi
  • incorariar, adjutar, incitarInterlingua
  • incoraggiare, sostenere, favoreggiare, istigareItalian
  • 煽動するJapanese
  • bijstaan, ondersteunen, aanmoedigen, ophitsen, aansporenDutch
  • pomagać w przestępstwiePolish
  • ajudar, instigar, incitar, assistirPortuguese
  • подбивать, содействовать, поощрять, подговаривать, поддерживать, науськивать, подстрекатьRussian
  • bistå, understödjaSwedish
  • yataklıkTurkish
  • khích, tiếp tay, xúi bẩy, xúi giụcVietnamese
  • 助長Chinese

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