An example of abet is to give a ride to a person who just robbed a store.
Abetted the thief in robbing the bank.
Origin of abet
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Alternate etymology traces the Middle English and Old French words through Old English *ābǣtan (“to hound on”), from ā- + bǣtan (“to bait”), from the same Proto-Germanic source.