- The definition of abet means to support or help with an action, usually an illegal one.
An example of abet is to give a ride to a person who just robbed a store.
abet definition by Webster's New World
abet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting, a·bets
- To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
- To urge, encourage, or help (a person): abetted the thief in robbing the bank.
Origin: Middle English abetten, from Old French abeter, to entice : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + beter, to bait; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.
- a·betˈment noun
- a·betˈtor, a·betˈter noun
abet - Legal Definition