abet (someone) in

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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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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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Addressing a press conference, SSP Investigation Rana Ayaz Saleem said that accused Tooba alongwith FarooqurRehman and Zeeshan had poisoned to death Abeera after she refused to abet them in killing of Babar Javed Butt, the husband of Tooba.
He said that Zeeshan received Rs 20,000 from the accused for arranging poison to be given Babar Javed Butt by Abeera who earlier showed her willingness to abet them in killing Tooba's husband but later she backed out to do so.