What does ABET mean?

Definitions for ABETəˈbɛt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ABET.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abet(verb)

    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing


  1. abet(Noun)

    An act of abetting; of helping; of giving aid.

  2. abet(Verb)

    To assist or encourage by aid or countenance, especially in crime.

  3. abet(Verb)

    To support, countenance, maintain, uphold, or aid any cause, opinion, or action; to maintain.

  4. abet(Verb)

    To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain.

  5. abet(Verb)

    To urge on, stimulate (a person to do something).

  6. abet(Verb)

    To back up one's forecast of a doubtful issue, by staking money, etc., to bet.

  7. Origin: * First attested in 1380.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abet(verb)

    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

  2. Abet(verb)

    to support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense

  3. Abet(verb)

    to contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense

  4. Abet(noun)

    act of abetting; aid

  5. Origin: [OF. abet, fr. abeter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abet

    a-bet′, v.t. to incite by encouragement or aid (used chiefly in a bad sense):—pr.p. abet′ting; pa.p. abet′ted.—ns. Abet′ment; Abet′ter, Abet′tor, one who abets. [O. Fr. abeterà (—L. ad, to), and beter, to bait, from root of Bait.]

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Anagrams for ABET »

  1. beta, Beta

  2. bate

  3. beat

  4. Beta


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABET in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for ABET

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • التحريArabic
  • съдействувам, подстрекавам, подбуждам, поощрявамBulgarian
  • helfen, anstiften, ermutigen, aufhetzen, stützenGerman
  • incitar, ayudarSpanish
  • همدستی کردنPersian
  • ylläpitää, avustaa, yllyttää, tukeaFinnish
  • encouragerFrench
  • उकसानाHindi
  • adjutar, incitar, incorariarInterlingua
  • istigare, favoreggiare, sostenere, incoraggiareItalian
  • 煽動するJapanese
  • ondersteunen, ophitsen, aansporen, aanmoedigen, bijstaanDutch
  • pomagać w przestępstwiePolish
  • ajudar, instigar, assistir, incitarPortuguese
  • подговаривать, поощрять, подстрекать, науськивать, поддерживать, содействовать, подбиватьRussian
  • bistå, understödjaSwedish
  • tiếp tay, xúi giục, xúi bẩy, khíchVietnamese
  • 助長Chinese

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