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The synonyms of “Abet” are: assist, aid, help, lend a hand, support, back, encourage, give one's support to, take the side of, side with, be on the side of, stand by, stand up for, stick up for, be supportive of, back up, give one's backing to, uphold, be loyal to, defend, come to the defence of, champion, ally with, ally oneself with, associate oneself with, favour, aid and abet
Abet as a Verb
Definitions of "Abet" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “abet” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime.
- Encourage or assist someone to commit (a crime.
- Assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing.
Synonyms of "Abet" as a verb (27 Words)
|aid||Help or support (someone or something) in the achievement of something.|
Research was conducted to aid in making decisions.
|aid and abet||Improve the condition of.|
|ally oneself with||Become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage.|
|ally with||Become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage.|
|assist||Act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function.|
Their presence would assist in keeping the peace.
|associate oneself with||Make a logical or causal connection.|
|back||Cause to move backwards.|
The promenade is backed by lots of cafes.
|back up||Support financial backing for.|
|be loyal to||Have an existence, be extant.|
|be on the side of||Be priced at.|
|be supportive of||Be identical to; be someone or something.|
|champion||Protect or fight for as a champion.|
He championed the rights of the working class and the poor.
|come to the defence of||Come forth.|
|defend||Conduct the case for (the party being accused or sued) in a lawsuit.|
He won the party s nomination to defend the Welsh seat.
Pupils are encouraged to be creative.
|favour||Consider as the favorite.|
Natural selection has favoured bats.
|give one's backing to||Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion.|
|give one's support to||Estimate the duration or outcome of something.|
|help||Give help or assistance be of service.|
I helped her up.
|lend a hand||Give temporarily; let have for a limited time.|
|side with||Take sides for or againstm siding against the current candidate.|
|stand by||Be standing; be upright.|
|stand up for||Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue.|
|stick up for||Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something.|
|support||Give moral or psychological support aid or courage to.|
At work during the day I could support the grief.
|take the side of||Occupy or take on.|
|uphold||Confirm or support (something which has been questioned.|
They uphold a tradition of not causing distress to living creatures.
Usage Examples of "Abet" as a verb
- We are aiding and abetting this illegal traffic.
- He was not guilty of murder but was guilty of aiding and abetting others.
Associations of "Abet" (30 Words)
|aspersion||The act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare.|
I don t think anyone is casting aspersions on you.
|blasphemy||The action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.|
He was detained on charges of blasphemy.
|calumniate||Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.|
He has been calumniating the Crown and all the conservative decencies.
|calumny||A false and slanderous statement.|
A bitter struggle marked by calumny and litigation.
|conspiracy||A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose.|
A conspiracy to destroy the government.
|conspire||(of events or circumstances) seem to be working together to bring about a particular negative result.|
They conspired to overthrow the government.
|contumely||Insolent or insulting language or treatment.|
The Church should not be exposed to gossip and contumely.
|defamation||An abusive attack on a person’s character or good name.|
She sued him for defamation.
|defame||Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.|
The journalists have defamed me.
|denigrate||Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.|
Doom and gloom merchants who denigrate their own country.
|denigration||The act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself.|
Their constant denigration by a hostile media.
|deprecation||A prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster.|
|detraction||The act of discrediting or detracting from someone’s reputation (especially by slander.|
Let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken.
|detractor||A person who disparages someone or something.|
The island say its detractors has been devoured by development.
|disparagement||A communication that belittles somebody or something.|
|gossip||Engage in gossip.|
She just comes round here for a gossip.
|infringement||A crime less serious than a felony.|
An infringement of the rules.
|insult||A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.|
He insulted her with his rude remarks.
|libel||The action or crime of publishing a libel.|
If a ship does you any injury you libel the ship.
|maliciously||With malice; in a malicious manner.|
Proof that the defendant acted maliciously.
|obloquy||Strong public condemnation.|
Conduct to which no more obloquy could reasonably attach.
|opprobrium||An occasion or cause of reproach or disgrace.|
The critical opprobrium generated by his films.
|scandal||Rumour or malicious gossip about scandalous events or actions.|
It s a scandal that many older patients are dismissed as untreatable.
|sedition||An illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government.|
|slander||The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.|
They were accused of slandering the head of state.
|smirch||An act that brings discredit to the person who does it.|
The window was smirched by heat and smoke.
|sully||Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically.|
They were outraged that anyone should sully their good name.
|tortious||Of or pertaining to the nature of a tort.|
This does not make the act tortious.
The widespread vilification of politicians.
|willfully||In a willful manner.|
She had willfully deceived me.