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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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References in classic literature ?
I wish to set before you, honourably, the exact consequences - so far as they are within my knowledge - of your abetting him in this appeal.
You may possibly have some idea, Miss Trotwood, of abetting him in his running away, and in his complaints to you.