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an aide-mémoire

Notes or pictures that one uses to remember something. When I was studying for the test, I made an aide-mémoire of all the steps in photosynthesis.

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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aid (someone) in (something)

To assist someone in completing an action or activity. It was nice of Julie to aid me in cleaning my house before the party. Jim aided his son in changing the flat tire on the car.
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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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Two of the aides, Schwartz and Schwinder, were caring for family members, which is also not Medicaid-reimbursable.
Enlisted aides aren't "cooks," "maids" or "butlers.
We found the answer in office aides -- students who could alleviate some of my time-consuming duties.
But it's not in any way clear I have lost and until it is clear I can't concede',' the aide said.
As the focal point of the 3-day Government Affairs Conference, the meetings on Capitol Hill with Congressmen and their aides provided attendees with an opportunity to share the metalcasting industry's side on the issues of ergonomics and silica.
Home care aides are the immediate link between client/family care givers and professional service providers, particularly in terms of daily support for self-care and prevention programs, early detection of problems, and changes in physical condition.
Teacher Aide Day is an opportunity for schools, teachers, and students, to show their appreciation for the vital work teacher aides perform in our classrooms every school day.
We've already made it easy for Filipinos with medical needs to get access to professional medical care over the phone, but we decided to take it up a notch by partnering with AIDE.
Pour la deuxieme semaine consecutive, l'operation de distribution des aides sociales a Sidi Bouzid se poursuit au profit de 1000 familles, a affirme Afef Missaoui, administrateur regional de la Solidarite sociale.
Le ministre de l'Habitat, de l'Urbanisme et de la Ville, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a decide, hier, de debloquer une aide financiere au profit des citoyens, dont les habitations ont ete affectes par le seisme qui a secoue dans la nuit de samedi a dimanche la commune de Mihoub et ses environs (Medea), a-t-on appris aupres du cabinet du wali.
Aide stopped himself from feeling sea sick; his boat was his life savings and it was his idea to go around the world.
L'etude fait ressortir l'importance des aides accordees par l'Etat au secteur de l'habitat (19 pc des aides budgetaires) et leurs implications socio-economiques, recommandant ainsi de proceder d'urgence a une appreciation de l'ensemble des dispositifs d'aide mise en place.