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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Abet(0.02168 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Abet.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
v : assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
[also: abetting, abetted]
English → English (gcide)
Abet \A*bet"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abetted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Abetting.] [OF. abeter; a (L. ad) + beter to bait (as a
bear), fr. Icel. beita to set dogs on, to feed, originally,
to cause to bite, fr. Icel. b[=i]ta to bite, hence to bait,
to incite. See Bait, Bet.]
1. To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used
in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an
ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice;
to abet an insurrection. “The whole tribe abets the
Would not the fool abet the stealth,
Who rashly thus exposed his wealth? --Gay.
2. To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good
Our duty is urged, and our confidence abetted.
3. (Law) To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the
commission of an offense.
Syn: To incite; instigate; set on; egg on; foment; advocate;
countenance; encourage; second; uphold; aid; assist;
support; sustain; back; connive at.
Abet \A*bet"\, n. [OF. abet, fr. abeter.]
Act of abetting; aid. [Obs.] --Chaucer.