Definition of abet:
- Act of abetting; aid.
- To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.
- To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; - used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill- doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.
- To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; - in a good sense.
M. Roussillon had been, in a way, Alice's teacher, though not greatly inclined to abet Father Beret in his kindly efforts to make a Catholic of the girl, and most treacherously disposed toward the good priest in the matter of his well- meant attempts to prevent her from reading and re- reading the aforesaid romances.- "Alice of Old Vincennes", Maurice Thompson.
- "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.
- "The Testing of Diana Mallory", Mrs. Humphry Ward.