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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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A housewife was sentenced to 20 years' jail by the High Court here today after she was found guilty of abetting in the murder of her five-year-old son last year.
Norfatiehah was charged, together with another person still at large, with abetting in the murder of the boy at a house in Taman Desa, Brickfields here, at 11pm between June 16 and 19, 2017.
United States (9) to [section] 922(g), or adopt its formulation of aiding and abetting in Nye & Nissen v.
Some argue that the Supreme Court's case law "has left lower courts, defendants, and legislators with sufficient precedent to justify any interpretation of the word 'knowingly' in a federal criminal statute." (112) Nevertheless, as one possible remedy to clarifying aiding and abetting in the context of [section] 922(g), courts could apply an implied knowledge standard on the theory that a defendant should be held strictly liable for dealing with dangerous "devices" or felons--even absent actual knowledge of the underlying facts that render his actions illegal (for example, knowledge that he is dealing with a convicted felon).
1135, 1139 (2006) (stating that thirty states permit a cause of action for aiding and abetting in some context).
4) the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual aiding or abetting in the commission of an act described in paragraph 1 [or] 2;...
6701 penalty sanctions aiding or abetting in the preparation of a return or other document by any person who knew (or had reason to believe) that such return or other document would result in the understatement of tax liability.