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1) abet. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: aˇbetˇted, aˇbetˇting, aˇbets1. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on. 2. To urge, encourage, or help...

2) Pantaloon. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A feeble-minded old man, the foil of the clown, whom he aids and abets in all his knavery. The word is derived from the dress he used to wear, a loose suit down to...

3) accomplice. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An associate in wrongdoing, especially one who aids or abets another in a criminal act, either as a principal or an accessory. Alteration of complice....

4) accessory. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...to an effect or result. See synonyms at appendage. 2. Law a. One who incites, aids, or abets a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime but is not present at the time...

5) 17. President Grant (1869). Adams, Henry. 1918. The Education of Henry Adams
...their return in the pride of their social superiority as they feel it. Society commonly abets them and encourages their attitude of contempt. The society of Washington...

6) XLIX. I Am Involved in Mystery. Dickens, Charles. 1917. The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield the Younger. Vols. VII & VIII. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...my children may be reduced to seek a livelihood by personal contortion, while Mrs. Micawber abets their unnatural feats, by playing the barrel-organ. 57 Mr. Micawber,...

7) VIII. My Holidays. Especially One Happy Afternoon. Dickens, Charles. 1917. The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield the Younger. Vols. VII & VIII. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...not improve you, in the many respects in which you need improvement. Of the woman who abets you, I say nothing—since you, Clara, addressing my mother in a lower voice,...

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