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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. Thank goodness Mr. Stewart aided me in bringing the groceries up to the apartment—I would have had to make three trips by myself!
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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. If you drove the getaway car, then you aided and abetted the robber in a crime!
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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. I highly recommend that you create an aide-mémoire as you try to learn a new language. Wait, we're allowed to have an aide-mémoire with us during the exam? Wow, that's great news!
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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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"When an admiral or a general gets promoted to one or two stars and they've never had that privilege of having an enlisted aide on their staff, they don't know what they [the enlisted aides] can and can't do," said Senior Chief Davila.
614-200, ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS AND UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT (27 June 2007) [hereinafter AR 614-200]; OFFICER/ENLISTED AIDE HANDBOOK, GENERAL OFFICER MANAGEMENT OFFICE (July 2006) (unpublished, on file with General Office Management Office (GOMO) and with author) [hereinafter GOMO AIDE HANDBOOK].
Stressing that the aides are working to create a better country, he said that he will meet with other aides more often to discuss ways to help one another and create a trusted Assembly in the future.
Speaking at a burial in Turbo, Mr Duale heaped praise on the aide, highlighting his ability to control high-octane requests.
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They found that among children, high exposure to dental health aide therapists was associated with fewer tooth extractions, less use of general anesthesia and more preventive visits.
"It has been agreed that the presidents will meet though their schedules are rather tight," the Russian presidential aide said adding that Putin had been scheduled to hold around 11 bilateral meetings during the summit, TASS reported.
According to the ( synopsis for the episode, aptly titled as "N-E-NEW A-I-AIDE," next week's installment finds Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) starting his work as JJ's new full-time aide. However, given Maya's apparent dislike towards Kenneth, the Dimeo's matriarch is just waiting for a reason to fire him.
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.
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