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Abet vs. Bet

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Abetverb

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

Betnoun

A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).

‘Dylan owes Fletcher $30 from an unsuccessful bet.’;

Abetverb

(transitive) To incite; to assist or encourage by aid or countenance in crime.

Betnoun

A degree of certainty.

‘It’s a safe bet that it will rain tomorrow.’; ‘It’s an even bet that Jim will come top of the maths test tomorrow.’;

Abetverb

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

Betnoun

alternative form of beth

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Abetverb

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

Betverb

To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event; to wager.

Abetnoun

(obsolete) Fraud or cunning.

Betverb

To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.

‘You bet!’;

Abetnoun

(obsolete) An act of abetting; of helping; of giving aid.

Betverb

(poker) To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.

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Abetverb

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.

‘Would not the fool abet the stealth,Who rashly thus exposed his wealth?’;

Betpreposition

(knitting) between

Abetverb

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

‘Our duty is urged, and our confidence abetted.’;

Betnoun

That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager.

Abetverb

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

Betverb

To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.

‘John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.’; ‘I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.’;

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Abetnoun

Act of abetting; aid.

Bet

imp. & p. p. of Beat.

Abetverb

assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

Betadjective

An early form of Better.

Betnoun

the money risked on a gamble

Betnoun

the act of gambling;

‘he did it on a bet’;

Betverb

maintain with or as if with a bet;

‘I bet she will be there!’;

Betverb

stake on the outcome of an issue;

‘I bet $100 on that new horse’; ‘She played all her money on the dark horse’;

Betverb

have faith or confidence in;

‘you can count on me to help you any time’; ‘Look to your friends for support’; ‘You can bet on that!’; ‘Depend on your family in times of crisis’;

Betverb

risk a sum of money or valued item against someone else's on the basis of the outcome of an unpredictable event such as a race or game

‘he bet on baseball games’; ‘I would be prepared to bet that he wanted to leave’; ‘most people would bet their life savings on the prospect’;

Betverb

risk a sum of money against (someone) on the outcome or likelihood of a future event

‘I bet you £15 you won't chat her up’;

Betverb

used to express certainty

‘I bet this place is really spooky late at night’; ‘he'll be surprised to see me, I'll bet’;

Betnoun

an act of betting a sum of money

‘she had a bet on the Derby’; ‘for a bet he once rode 200 miles in nine hours’;

Betnoun

a sum of money staked

‘the bookies are taking bets on his possible successor’;

Betnoun

a candidate or option offering a specified likelihood of success

‘your best bet is to call the official liquidators’; ‘City looked a good bet for victory’;

Betnoun

one's opinion about a future event

‘my bet is that Arsenal won't win anything’;

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