Definition - Transitive Verb
: to provide with what is useful in achieving an end <conspiracy to counsel or ~ draft resisters ­K. A. Cohen> ­often used in the phrase aid and abet;
see also abet
: to be of use <aided in the commission of the crime>

Definition - Noun
1  : an act of aiding <render ~ to the principal>
2  : help given
: tangible means of assistance (as money or supplies) <~ to the disabled> <giving ~ and comfort to the enemy>

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