1. Verb.  (transitive) To assist or encourage by aid or countenance, especially in crime.
  2. Verb.  (transitive, obsolete) To support, countenance, maintain, uphold, or aid any cause, opinion, or action; to maintain.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain.
  4. Verb.  (obsolete) To urge on, stimulate (a person to do something) - first known use 1390.
  5. Verb.  (obsolete) To back up one's forecast of a doubtful issue, by staking money, etc., to bet.
  6. Noun.  (obsolete) An act of abetting; of helping; of giving aid.

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