assist or encourage, usually in doing something wrong
It is a crime to abet a criminal in the commission of his crime.
beleaguer, hamper, impair, scuttle, thwart, undermine
a+bet; a bet generally assists you to do something wrong ABET always encourages you to do A BAD thing. 'a bet' relate it to the betting in cricket. Betting encourages the players to invove in match fixing. Md. azharruddin was assisted by a bet-ter. "a"+"bet" Normally in teenage, college students "bet" to their friends that i will make a girl to fall in luv with me n even his fnds supports n encourages him. to differentiate abet from abate=subside/moderate, we can pronounce it as abeat. so, my mom beat me when I assisted my brother in stealing chocolates. this can give an idea that abbeat=abet is related to something doing wrong.