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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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After knocking off top-seeded Kevin Cho and Ankur Sachdeva of Hart in the semifinals, Guidroz and Smith overcame a three-game deficit in the opening set of the final to defeat the Indians' Otto DeGreiff and Richard Mendelson 7-5, 6-2.
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To deal with this problem, mathematicians in the first quarter of the 20th century developed basic principles, or axioms, spelling out how sets behave and ruling out paradoxical sets such as Russell's set S.
Remove from the heat, transfer to a medium bowl, and set aside to cool overnight.
Toshiba continues to work on and refine the SET, towards the intelligent self-learning and self-development capabilities.
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1 ranking in the world to end the season if Amelie Mauresmo won at least one set from Elena Dementieva in the late match.
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.
Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) Microelectronics Group, has introduced an exceptionally small, low-power chip set that equips Internet appliances, set-top boxes, multi-function peripherals, fax machines, and electronic games with both fax and data services, such as the capability to download text, audio, and graphics at up to 56 kilobits per second (Kbit/s).
The Mandelbrot set serves as a prime example of how simple mathematical operations can yield astonishingly complex geometric forms.