Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

an aide-mémoire

Notes or pictures that one uses to remember something. When I was studying for the test, I made an aide-mémoire of all the steps in photosynthesis.

aid and abet

To assist someone, usually in a mischievous or illegal activity. Gary was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the jewelry thief. I know other kids aided and abetted Paul in egging our house—he's just the only one who got caught.
See also: abet, aid, and

aid (someone) in (something)

To assist someone in completing an action or activity. It was nice of Julie to aid me in cleaning my house before the party. Jim aided his son in changing the flat tire on the car.
See also: aid

aid and abet someone

Cliché to help someone; to incite someone to do something, possibly something that is wrong. (Originally a legal phrase.) He was scolded for aiding and abetting the boys who were fighting.
See also: abet, aid, and

aid and abet

If someone aids and abets another person, they help or encourage them to do something criminal or wrong. His wife was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for aiding and abetting him. Note: This expression is often used in legal contexts.
See also: abet, aid, and

aid and abet

help and encourage someone to do something wrong, especially to commit a crime.
Abet comes from an Old French term meaning ‘to encourage a hound to bite’.
1986 Frank Peretti This Present Darkness She strained to think of…any friend who would still aid and abet a fugitive from the law, without questions.
See also: abet, aid, and
References in periodicals archive ?
Mr Hart said two primary schools in the Burleigh electorate would directly reap the rewards of extra teacher aide time in 2015.
Aide raced to the wheel once more and scanned the horizon.
L'etude releve, en outre, un deficit au niveau de l'information relative aux aides d'Etat, en raison de l'absence d'un dispositif legislatif et reglementaire.
8220;An independent panel of judges will select the winning aide from the six individuals who have been honored throughout the year in the 'Spirit Profile' column,” says Unseth.
New legislation was passed impacting nurse aides and advanced practice nurses; especially those who currently have and/ or will be applying for prescriptive authority.
The two aides decided to hold more meetings on these issues though no date was set as Nami has prior engagements in the near future.
When AB187 came out, we believed that the NSBN could work with the language and safely regulate medication aides, but the Board believes more research needs to be done regarding the safety of medication aides in medical settings.
In the back of the room, between chip munching, legislative aides share the gallows humor with right-wing journalists about getting "murdered in Indiana.
Duties: Enlisted aide duties vary according to the general officer each works for.
Founded in 1999, Springfield, Missouri-based E-quipping published specialty educational products used by nurses, aides, and nurse managers in skilled nursing, home health, and assisted living facilities.
Our home aides provide assistance to the elderly and disabled.
The NEC, as a presidential aide puts it, is "supposed" to be the chief economic policy coordinating body for the entire administration.
With Washington as his aide, he leads an army of soldiers to the Ohio River valley.
Since I teach classes in the second, third, and fourth periods, I have two office aides come in for the first period and a single aide in for the second, third, fourth, and sixth periods.