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abet (someone) in

To help someone in an activity, usually an illegal one. If you drove the robber's getaway car, then you abetted him in a crime! Everyone thinks you abetted Connie in starting this rumor.
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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.
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abet someone in something

to help someone in some deed; to help someone do something illegal. Surely you do not expect me to abet you in this crime!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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aid and abet, to

To assist and promote or encourage something or someone. The pairing of these nearly synonymous verbs, always in this order, comes from criminal law, where it denotes helping, facilitating and promoting the commission of a crime. The verbs themselves are quite old, aid dating from about 1400 and abet from about 1300. Although the term still is principally used in relation to criminal actions, it gradually crept into more general speech, as in “The influx of Canada geese on the golf course, aided and abetted by people feeding them . . .”
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Of note, there is not a programming / applications development required course in IS2010, and because most academic programs require at least 120 credits--with the assumption that courses are three credits each "one year" is interpreted by ABET as thirty credits whereas IS2010 would normally be implemented in seven courses (or 21 credits).
A sample of 20 of these universities, by selecting every twelfth university listed by ISWorld, were selected to compare with the 23 ABET accredited IS programs.
Work begins with the receipt of a self-study report, submitted to ABET by an accreditation-seeking program.
The ABET Web site provides a rationale for its existence: according to ABET, "accreditation is a non-governmental, peer review process that ensures educational quality.
ABET, which was founded by the EngineersaACAO Council for Professional Development (ECPD) in 1932, has come to be recognized as a worldwide leader in the accreditation of programs through a rigorous review process, to assure quality and stimulate innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education.
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court imposes aiding and abetting liability on one who aids and abets the commission of a crime only if he does so "for the purpose of facilitating the commission of such a crime.
During his stay, Professor Al-Holou conducted a workshop on international accreditation processes in general and ABET accreditation in particular.
Twelve years ago, ABET brought together more than 125 engineers from academia, industry, private practice, professional societies, and government.
Recently, citing the need for increased consistency among program evaluations; more effective and engaging volunteer training processes; a broader, more diverse pool of volunteers; and a formal, systematic approach to volunteer performance evaluation, reward, and remediation, ABET and its member societies chose to respond aggressively to this challenge.
As stated in Hooks, "to aid and abet another to commit a crime it is necessary that a defendant in some sort associate himself with the venture, that he participate in it as in something that he wishes to bring about, and that he seek by his action to make it succeed.
Central Bank pointed out in this case that in 1957, 1959 and 1960, before the aiding and abetting private right of action was implied, bills were introduced to make it unlawful "to aid, abet, counsel, command, induce or procure the violation of any provision" of the 1934 act, but, as Central Bank put it, the bills prompted "industry fears that private litigators, not only the SEC, may find in this section a vehicle by which to sue aiders and abettors.
The ABET accreditation was received for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering programmes.
Omar Ghrayeb, associate dean of CEET, and Cliff Mirman, chair of the Department of Technology, arrived in Malaysia during February, to educate UMP representatives and program administrators on the rigors and specifics of ABET certification.
The new accreditation confirms that all educational programmes provided by the PI meet the best international standards required for accreditation of the engineering and applied sciences programmes by the ABET inside the US and worldwide," the Petroleum Institute, an educational institute sponsored by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), said.