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Synonyms for set

be set on or upon something


  • be determined to
  • be intent on
  • be resolved to
  • be bent on
  • be insistent on
  • be resolute about

set about someone

set about something


set out: embark


set out: determine


set someone against someone


set someone back

set someone off


set something against something


set something apart


set something aside: reserve

set something aside: ignore

set something down: write down


set something off: detonate

set something off: enhance


set something out: arrange

set something up: establish

set something up: assemble




Synonyms for set

to deposit in a specified place

to put in or assign to a certain position or location

to alter for proper functioning

to arrange tableware upon (a table) in preparation for a meal


to place (a story, for example) in a designated setting


to bring about or come to an agreement concerning

to appoint and send to a particular place

to calculate approximately

to move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something

to change or be changed from a liquid into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass

to make or become physically hard

set aside: to put an end to, especially formally and with authority

set back: to cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

set by: to reserve for the future

set down: to register in or as if in a book

set down: to come to rest on the ground

set forth: to state, as an idea, for consideration

set off: to endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition

set off: to act as an equalizing weight or force to

set out: to work out and arrange the parts or details of

set out: to proceed in a specified direction

set up: to raise upright

set up: to bring into existence formally

set up: to pay for the food, drink, or entertainment of (another)

in a definite and final form; not likely to change

fixed and distinct from others

on an unwavering course of action

in a state of preparedness

a number of individuals making up or considered a unit

a subdivision of a larger group

a group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement

a particular social group

the properties, backdrops, and other objects arranged for a dramatic presentation


Synonyms for set

several exercises intended to be done in series

representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production

a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

the act of putting something in position

a unit of play in tennis or squash

the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout


the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon

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(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way

any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals

put into a certain place or abstract location

fix conclusively or authoritatively

establish as the highest level or best performance


fix in a border

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set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

disappear beyond the horizon

adapt for performance in a different way

put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

apply or start

become gelatinous


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set in type


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put into a position that will restore a normal state

insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)


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give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

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urge to attack someone



equip with sails or masts


get ready for a particular purpose or event

bear fruit

arrange attractively

(usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed


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fixed and unmoving


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situated in a particular spot or position

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set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"


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being below the horizon

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determined or decided upon as by an authority

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converted to solid form (as concrete)


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References in periodicals archive ?
6 : to adjust or put in order for use <Please set the table.
As displayed in Table 3, the participants indicated that they did not work as hard on their individual set goals as they did on their teacher set goals.
Since all of the testing for CSR and compression set begin with an initial deflection and involve both physical and chemical relaxation that could be affected by internal stresses and their distribution, it would be good to know the extent that each test reflects a material's response and what range of configurations might skew this response.
I knew if I tried my hardest and kept him out on the court as long as I could, I'd have a good shot,'' said Zapala, who rallied from a set down against Lassila to record a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-1 semifinal victory.
If you have a cracked mirror pane or a broken countermeasure set, make sure you fill out DA Form 2308-33-1 completely and turn it in with the set.
Stop and set is the final and most critical of the four phases of setting footwork; the fewer extraneous movements that the setter must adjust for, the easier the delivery will be.
Even when using small data set packing (SDSP) files, the constant migration of small data sets to ML1 and then to ML2 tape only to be expired in a short period of time is useless.
Proving the truth or falsehood of Cantor's continuum hypothesis boils down to answering this: Where does the set of real numbers sit in the hierarchy of infinite sets?
Strain through a fine mesh sieve, add the lemon juice, season and set aside keeping warm.
The SET fabrication process is fully compatible with that of conventional CMOSFET, and Toshiba has successfully realized a hybrid system of SET and CMOSFET on a single chip.
The young Russian couldn't handle it, failing to win a point on her serve to give Davenport the set 7-5.
There is a sizable body of research indicating that if the intensity is appropriate, limited set training can be as effective as higher-volume protocols.
For the shrimp, in a medium, shallow bowl, cover the shrimp with milk and set aside in the refrigerator overnight.
The Mandelbrot set serves as a prime example of how simple mathematical operations can yield astonishingly complex geometric forms.