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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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ABET accreditation is considered a great milestone for PSUT, even though it is a young institution at just 21 years of age.
With respect to the second issue, the IS 2010 Curriculum Guidelines do not match the ABET standards in two major areas.
Abdulla Al-Khanbashi, Vice-Chancellor of UAEU welcomed the decision by ABET to accredit the UAEU Bachelor of Science Engineering programs and commented that it is another indicator of the high quality of the UAE University academic programs.
Work begins with the receipt of a self-study report, submitted to ABET by an accreditation-seeking program.
An internationally respected organization with approximately 2,200 volunteers, ABET has set the standards for higher education in its fields for 80 years.
ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.
They reviewed ABET training and evaluation materials, attended program evaluator training sessions, and met with educational liaisons from ABET member societies.
has accredited Capella University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, one of only a few online degree programs to have received ABET accreditation.
The Interim Provost and Dean of ADU's College of Engineering, Dr Aly Nazmy, said receiving the international accreditation from the renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET was not an easy task.
Following ABET policy, CBU applied for accreditation immediately after that graduation.
Summary: The American University in Dubai (AUD) is pleased to announce that the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET has accredited its Bachelor of Information Technology degree (B.
I for one would like to see those who aid and abet these activities brought up on charges of willfully aiding and abetting a criminal activity.
ASAE became a participating member of ABET (Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD) at the time) in December 1966.
ARMATURE will assist ABET in mapping out future ideal electronic accreditation program enhancements using the Agile method for planning software development projects.
30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphia University has received accreditation for three engineering programs from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc.