abetted abetted  /ə ˈbɛ tɪd/


  • (v) assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

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  1. It props up corrupt governments and, in the worst cases, it has abetted regimes that have destroyed some African countries.
  2. Wong's thirst for adventure is abetted by his determination and his taste for mischief.
  3. Then there was the drugs-and-call-boy-abetted exit of marquee-name Pentecostal pastor Ted Haggard from his leadership of the National Association of Evangelicals.


  • Report reveals truth about Japan disaster

    Anti-nuclear ideologues, aided and abetted by the media, have struck such fear into those who do not understand nuclear-related issues that they have stymied effective communication.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle


  1. "Now that the Times Square terrorist has pleaded guilty in court, it is time to take the next step by confronting the organization that aided and abetted him," Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y., said in a statement.
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: The Associated Press

  2. "They all engaged in hate crimes because they aided and abetted a hate crime," Sharpton said.
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOXNews

  3. NAM President John Engler said Baroody was the victim of an "unprincipled smear campaign ...... aided and abetted by unethical release of his financial records."
    on May 23, 2007 By: John Engler Source: Washington Post

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/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /