Synonyms for abet

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-bet
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbɛt

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Définition of abet

Origin :
  • late 14c. (implied in abetting), from Old French abeter "to bait, to harass with dogs," literally "to cause to bite," from a- "to" (see ad-) + beter "to bait," from a Germanic source, perhaps Low Franconian betan "incite," or Old Norse beita "cause to bite," from Proto-Germanic *baitjan, from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (see fissure). Related: Abetted; abetting.
  • verb assist, help in wrongdoing
Example sentences :
  • He has killed the king's men; and if the baron should aid and abet, he will lose his castle and land.
  • Extract from : « Maid Marian » by Thomas Love Peacock
  • Lucy smiled at the bare-faced fraud and hastened to abet it.
  • Extract from : « Hidden Water » by Dane Coolidge
  • She had striven to aid and abet this distinguished and worthy gentleman in his suit.
  • Extract from : « Under Fire » by Charles King
  • And you will not abet revolutionary measures if you get into Parliament?
  • Extract from : « Kenelm Chillingly, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • How does abet differ from incite and instigate as to the time of the action?
  • Extract from : « English Synonyms and Antonyms » by James Champlin Fernald
  • That were to place her where she could abet the design of Phillip to invade England.
  • Extract from : « In Doublet and Hose » by Lucy Foster Madison
  • She will listen to the wooing of some gallant, and my Lady Pembroke will abet it, and then—'
  • Extract from : « Penshurst Castle » by Emma Marshall
  • It was a new departure for Anne so openly to abet her mother, and it wounded him.
  • Extract from : « Moth and Rust » by Mary Cholmondeley
  • Have you,” adds the Saint, “any hope in God—what Christian can help you or abet you?
  • Extract from : « Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum » by John Healy
  • All the better, my dear young lady, that is if you are willing to aid and abet me a little.
  • Extract from : « The Celebrity at Home » by Violet Hunt

Antonyms for abet

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