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Synonyms for abet

to give support or assistance

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assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

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"'That the said Quinbus Flestrin, contrary to the duty of a faithful subject, is now preparing to make a voyage to the court and empire of Blefuscu, for which he has received only verbal license from his imperial majesty; and, under colour of the said license, does falsely and traitorously intend to take the said voyage, and thereby to aid, comfort, and abet the emperor of Blefuscu, so lately an enemy, and in open war with his imperial majesty aforesaid.'
Then quoth the King, "If I might catch False and Flattery or any of their masters, I would avenge me on the wretches that work so ill, and would hang them by the neck and all that them abet."
Even Lady Janet was not far enough gone in folly to abet him in this.
So, when I had pledged myself to comfort and abet Herbert in the affair of his heart by all practicable and impracticable means, and when Herbert had told me that his affianced already knew me by reputation and that I should be presented to her, and when we had warmly shaken hands upon our mutual confidence, we blew out our candles, made up our fire, locked our door, and issued forth in quest of Mr.
They are a great king and his seven privy-councillors, -- a king who does not scruple to strike a defenceless girl and his seven councillors who abet him in the outrage.
It refers to 'a law enforcement officer in charge of ports and points of entry into the country, who aids or abets any offence under this Act, including through concealing from the commission or colluding with any person suspect."
It is a fundamental tenet of our criminal justice system that one who aids and abets the commission of an offense "is punishable as a principal." Gordillo is thus unable to insulate himself from, and remains exposed to, the same criminal liability for having aided and abetted an attempted murder as those who attempted the murder.