Abet is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of abet, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
EXAMPLES - Abet in a Sentence
- Why did Turkey aid, abet and provoke this incident? (source)
- I love it and it is still going, abet not so strong! (source)
- They aid and abet, with tax money from our government. (source)
- It seems like he has somebody to help aid and abet him. (source)
- It ` s against law to harbor, aid and abet illegal aliens. (source)
- Did they "aid and abet" what the SEC alleges was Goldman's fraud? (source)
- In this way, indexers aid and abet the very agency problem Mr. Bogle rails against. (source)
- But to give in to that fear is to aid and abet this epidemic's grueling progression. (source)
- (Which, as Dave Weigel would surely point out, is an illusion the media helped abet.) (source)
- Lawyers and accountants who aid and abet frauds and schemes cannot be held accountable. (source)
- An Obama White House will bend, twist, and mangle laws to aid and abet black advancement. (source)
- They have been more than willing to aid and abet Beck's rise to the top by keeping up the attack. (source)
- It is high time we put an end to or radically reform environments that aid and abet such behavior. (source)
- The real story here is that the Blue Dogs again rolled over to abet their liberal party leadership. (source)
- And I just -- I just want to say this, that as far as don't aid and abet, please don't aid and abet. (source)
- But the Internet can also abet twisted minds with vitriol and practical tips, like how to make a bomb. (source)
- We've run out of painless solutions, but to do nothing is to aid and abet a looming and most costly crisis. (source)
- I doubt that a man who cheats with his own ballot will resist the temptation to aid and abet cheating by others. (source)
- And the very first item is talking about how the Army is aiding and abetting (did you catch their use of the word "abet"? (source)
- That Mr. ElBaradei should now abet Syria's nuclear ambitions -- even as it obstructs his own inspectors -- is astonishing. (source)
- Yet with all that, Bender may have stumbled into a truth about the ways in which congregants abet the misbehavior of their clergy. (source)
- Those who aid and abet terrorism by hanging on too, coat-tailing and dispensing (becoming messengers) is exactly what they depend on. (source)
- We've looked at every civilian assistance program and contract and we've said, 'look, we're not going to just aid and abet bad behavior.' (source)
- Because it is a pretty serious crime, even moreso than the United States, to aid and abet a felon after the fact, to help them evade justice. (source)
- Baghdad was the proper return address, as a notice was served on the purveyors of terror that a price would be paid by those who aid and abet it. (source)
- It should also come as no surprise that empirical research, such as that conducted in psychology departments, may substantially abet such inquiry. (source)
- And he ` s somehow figured a way to convince her to pick him up from this halfway house and escape and aid and abet him onto his ways of being a fugitive. (source)
- The reform would have restored the right of pension funds and other investors to hold accountable in courts those who knowingly aid and abet securities fraud. (source)
- When are they going to arrest her because it is a pretty serious crime, even more in the United States, to aid and abet a felon after the fact to help them evade justice? (source)
- You can easily recover, only to aid and abet ED by belittling the relative importance of these illnesses, given the larger, graver, "more important" problems in the world. (source)
- Congress amended the securities laws in 1995 to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to bring actions against secondary violators that aid and abet securities fraud. (source)
- So we ` re going to close that loophole, and if you transport, house, aid and abet these kinds of organizations, in any way you know about it, we ` ll take everything you own. (source)
- Thus, the President argued a limited moral case for the merits of the war, a projection of force in self-defense against those who would harbor, aid, and abet those who attacked us. (source)
- Recall that racists, demagogues and tyrants throughout history wielded fear as a weapon, agitating decent people to aid and abet some of humanity's most grievous actions and policies. (source)
- But I think what a lot of parents don ` t understand, and a lot of students going into college, is that, you know, oftentimes these university programs, you know, abet that situation, as well. (source)
- "It will likely mark a turning point in the government's effort to pursue those who aid and abet organized crime and mark a new low for public trust in the government's ability to address the problem." (source)
- But a vote for him will aid and abet a Democratic leadership that's hell bent on an expansion of government that's a radical departure from the nation's bedrock principles and ruinous in its economic implications. (source)
- What has to follow is the carefully foreseen and planned dependence on conglomerates such as the media, to systematically aid and abet the most crucifying part of this ghoulishness and this is, psychological terrorism. (source)
- It is easy to imagine the express or implied threats being made by the gun lobby and its friends in Congress to oppose any nominee for Director who will aggressively pursue the corrupt gun dealers who aid and abet gun trafficking. (source)
- Just as buying foreign oil and dirty diamonds can unintentionally aid and abet terrorist organizations, almost every high-tech purchase has, until now, helped fund some of the most vicious, lawless, violent people and organizations on earth in the Congo. (source)
- Mr. Adams says the career prosecutors who pursued the case did their job but were stymied by Obama political appointees, for whom he has harsh words: "To abandon law-abiding citizens and abet wrongdoers constitutes corruption," he told Fox News last week. (source)
- That has lifted the fetters for lawmakers like Berman (Chairman Howard Berman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee), who had been loath to abet in the denial of a genocide; Berman and a host of other members of the House's unofficial Jewish caucus have signed on as co-sponsors. (source)
- Mr. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns a large stake in Moody's, one of the Big Three agencies whose ratings did so much to abet the financial panic, but America's most famous investor won't do his reputation any good if he endorses an oligopoly that has done so much economic harm. (source)
- If only Yale would rediscover the essential elements of liberal education, it would be well within its capabilities to protect all students' civil rights while ensuring that the university does not abet the great menace to educational opportunity in our era: the cultivation of an environment hostile to liberty of thought and discussion. (source)
- LIEBERMAN COULD BE THE DECIDING VOTE IN THE 112TH CONGRESS - The Hill's J.T. Rushing anticipates a charred, post-apocalyptic legislative wasteland where even resolutions acknowledging the contributions of Boys and Girls Club volunteers are held up for months so one light bulb-headed man can take more time to mull over how it will aide and abet Hezbollah. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "abet" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 16 synonyms for abet.
advocate, back, condone, egg on, encourage, endorse, goad, incite, instigate, prod, promote, provoke, sanction, spur, support, urge
We have 18 antonyms for abet.
counter, deter, disapprove, discourage, dissuade, frustrate, halt, hinder, hurt, impede, obstruct, oppose, prevent, protest, refuse, reject, resist, stop
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abet from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
- (verb-transitive) To urge, encourage, or help (a person): abetted the thief in robbing the bank.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To back up one's forecast of a doubtful issue, by staking money, etc., to bet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts
- (verb-transitive) To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.
- (verb-transitive) To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.
- (noun) Act of abetting; aid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To encourage by aid or approval: used with a personal object, and chiefly in a bad sense.
- (None) To maintain; support; uphold.
- (None) In law, to encourage, counsel, incite, or assist in a criminal act — implying, in the case of felony, personal presence.
- (None) Hence To lead to or encourage the commission of.
- (None) Synonyms To support, encourage, second, countenance, aid, assist, back, connive at, stand by, further.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing