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Definition of aid verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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aid

verb
/eɪd/ aid pronunciation American
 
[intransitive, transitive] aid (someone/something) (in something/in doing something)aid someone (with something) (formal) to help someone or something to do something, especially by making it easier synonym assist aid in something/in doing somethingThe new test should aid in the early detection of the disease. aid someone (to do something)This feature is designed to aid inexperienced users. aid somethingAided by heat and strong winds, the fire quickly spread.Some perfumes aid restful sleep.They were accused of aiding his escape. aid someone/something in something/in doing somethingThey were accused of aiding him in his escape.IDIOM

aid and abet

(law) to help someone to do something illegal or wrongShe stands accused of aiding and abetting the crime.aid and abet