Aid and abet

Aid and abet :

Aid and abet

Help and encourage someone to do something wrong especially to commit a crime.

Abet comes from an Old French term meaning to encourage a hound to bite.

1986 Frank Peretti - This Present Darkness – She strained to think of... any friend who would still aid and abet a fugitive from the law without questions.

In aid of

In support of

For the purpose of raising money for
(chiefly British)

1999 Teesdale Mercury - A wine and savoury evening in aid of cancer research will be held... on Friday.

What’s all this in aid of?

What is the purpose of this? (British informal)

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