- To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
Max is in prison for aiding and abetting Mary with her bank robbery.
- To mount up; increase.
Debts can easily and rapidly accumulate. Be careful with your credit cards.
- To make someone nervous or troubled; to arouse concern.
The peaceful crowd became agitated when the police showed up in full riot gear.
- Vigilantly attentive; watchful: alert to danger; an alert bank guard. See Synonyms at aware.
The dog was very alert. He guarded his bone collection with great diligence.
- attractive, seductive, inviting
The salary was very alluring, but Max decided not to take the job.
- Plentiful; enough or more than enough.
Cleavage is often preceded by the term "ample" and one customarily "sports" it. - The Many Splendors of Boobs
- To perplex or confuse.
I am baffled by the instructions on the tax forms.
- To argue about unimportant matters.
After a season spent clamoring at the door for admission like the rest of the rabble, Kennedy, a svelte, self-assured African-American sophomore with straight, shoulder-length hair and a fondness for cable-knit sweaters, had recently emerged from Ivy's Darwinian "bicker" process — a prim rendition of rush — as one of the chosen few: a member of the club. - Black in the Age of Obama
- responsibility for something bad
Politicians are quick to assign blame, but they refuse to accept it.
- To combine (varieties or grades) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend tobaccos.
In popular use, the term blend is used for any word formed by shortening one word and combining what is left with all or part of another. - VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 2