set

A set is a group of things that belong together, like the set of even numbers (2,4,6…) or the bed, nightstands, and dresser that make up your bedroom set.

Set has many different meanings. As a verb, it means to put in place. Remember where you set your keys down! If you pour concrete, it takes a while to set, or become firm. To "set the bar" is to establish a benchmark for excellence. To set in stone is to make permanent. Every evening, the sun sets beyond the horizon.

Definitions of set
  1. verb
    put into a certain place or abstract location
    synonyms: lay, place, pose, position, put
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    enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in
    introduce
    docket
    place on the docket for legal action
    cock
    set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
    postpose
    place after another constituent in the sentence
    prepose
    place before another constituent in the sentence
    step
    place (a ship's mast) in its step
    put back, replace
    put something back where it belongs
    stratify
    form, arrange, or deposit in layers
    plant
    place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
    intersperse
    place at intervals in or among
    nestle, snuggle
    position comfortably
    pile
    place or lay as if in a pile
    arrange, set up
    put into a proper or systematic order
    lay over, superimpose, superpose
    place on top of
    superpose
    place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
    park
    place temporarily
    ensconce, settle
    fix firmly
    dispose
    place or put in a particular order
    emplace
    put into place or position
    emplace
    provide a new emplacement for guns
    ship
    place on board a ship
    underlay
    put (something) under or beneath
    trench
    set, plant, or bury in a trench
    pigeonhole
    place into a small compartment
    shelve
    place on a shelf
    jar
    place in a cylindrical vessel
    repose
    put something (e.g. trust) in something
    sign
    place signs, as along a road
    middle
    put in the middle
    parallelize
    place parallel to one another
    butt
    place end to end without overlapping
    recess
    put into a recess
    reposition
    place into another position
    throw, thrust
    place or put with great energy
    tee, tee up
    place on a tee
    rack up
    place in a rack
    coffin
    place into a coffin
    bed
    put to bed
    appose
    place side by side or in close proximity
    place down, put down, set down
    cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    seed, sow
    place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
    misplace
    place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
    juxtapose
    place side by side
    set down
    put or settle into a position
    bottle
    put into bottles
    bucket
    put into a bucket
    barrel
    put in barrels
    ground
    place or put on the ground
    pillow, rest
    rest on or as if on a pillow
    lose, mislay, misplace
    place (something) where one cannot find it again
    upend
    set, turn, or stand on end
    seat, sit, sit down
    show to a seat; assign a seat for
    seat
    place in or on a seat
    lay, put down, repose
    put in a horizontal position
    place upright, stand, stand up
    put into an upright position
    recline
    cause to recline
    plant
    put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
    instal, install, put in, set up
    set up for use
    deposit, fix, posit, situate
    put (something somewhere) firmly
    ladle
    put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    poise
    cause to be balanced or suspended
    lean
    cause to lean or incline
    clap
    put quickly or forcibly
    rest
    put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    perch
    cause to perch or sit
    load
    put (something) on a structure or conveyance
    cram
    put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
    siphon
    move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
    seat
    place or attach firmly in or on a base
    position
    cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    glycerolise, glycerolize
    place in glycerol
    space
    place at intervals
    marshal
    place in proper rank
    settle, settle down
    settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    throw
    to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
    imbricate
    place so as to overlap
    plug
    insert as a plug
    plug
    insert a plug into
    inoculate
    introduce a microorganism into
    inset
    set or place in
    glass
    put in a glass container
    catheterise, catheterize
    insert a catheter into (a body part)
    cup
    put into a cup
    interlard, intersperse
    introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
    feed, feed in
    introduce continuously
    slip
    insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
    foist
    insert surreptitiously or without warrant
    regularise, regularize
    make regular or more regular
    order
    place in a certain order
    order
    bring order to or into
    straighten
    make straight or straighter
    rearrange, rejigger
    put into a new order or arrangement
    serialise, serialize
    arrange serially
    alphabetise, alphabetize
    arrange in alphabetical order
    coordinate, organise, organize
    bring order and organization to
    interstratify
    arrange rocks in alternating strata
    stratify
    form layers or strata
    deploy
    place troops or weapons in battle formation
    aim, direct, take, take aim, train
    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    bury
    place in the earth and cover with soil
    hang up
    put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
    draw, string, thread
    thread on or as if on a string
    marshal
    arrange in logical order
    string
    stretch out or arrange like a string
    spread out, string out
    set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    interleave
    intersperse the sectors on the concentric magnetic circular patterns written on a computer disk surface to guide the storing and recording of data
    plume, preen
    clean with one's bill
    stack
    arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances
    chain
    connect or arrange into a chain by linking
    geminate, pair
    arrange in pairs
    concord
    arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
    cascade
    arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
    settle
    arrange or fix in the desired order
    pyramid
    arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
    corral
    arrange wagons so that they form a corral
    catenate, catenulate
    arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
    decorate, dress
    provide with decoration
    develop
    superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
    array, lay out, range, set out
    lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    bundle, compact, pack, wad
    compress into a wad
    reship
    place on a ship again or transfer to another ship
    reduce
    reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
    pop
    put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
    flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk, plunk down
    set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
    broadcast
    sow over a wide area, especially by hand
    inseminate, sow, sow in
    place seeds in or on (the ground)
    scatter
    sow by scattering
    rail
    lay with rails
    heap, pile, stack
    arrange in stacks
    distribute, stagger
    to arrange in a systematic order
    stuff
    cram into a cavity
    root
    plant by the roots
    puddle
    dip into mud before planting
    checkrow
    plant in checkrows
    drape
    arrange in a particular way
    drape
    place casually
    reseat
    show to a different seat
    lay
    lay eggs
    blow
    lay eggs
    bed
    place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
    dibble
    plant with a wooden hand tool
    afforest, forest
    establish a forest on previously unforested land
    replant
    plant again or anew
    retrofit
    fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
    reinstall
    install again
    post, put up
    place so as to be noticed
    inject, shoot
    force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
    gradate
    arrange according to grades
    tree
    plant with trees
    square
    position so as to be square
    sediment
    settle as sediment
    sediment
    deposit as a sediment
    dress, line up
    arrange in ranks
    bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest
    place in a grave or tomb
    rebury
    bury again
    line up
    form a line
    orient
    cause to point
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  2. verb
    locate
    “The film is set in Africa”
    synonyms: localise, localize, place
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    present, represent, stage
    perform (a play), especially on a stage
  3. verb
    put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
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    root
    plant by the roots
    puddle
    dip into mud before planting
    checkrow
    plant in checkrows
    bed
    place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
    dibble
    plant with a wooden hand tool
    afforest, forest
    establish a forest on previously unforested land
    replant
    plant again or anew
    tree
    plant with trees
    re-afforest
    reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.
    reforest
    forest anew
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    lay, place, pose, position, put
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  4. verb
    fix in a border
    “The goldsmith set the diamond”
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    arrange, set up
    put into a proper or systematic order
  5. verb
    arrange attractively
    synonyms: arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress
    curry, dress, groom
    give a neat appearance to
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    bob
    cut hair in the style of a bob
    wave
    set waves in
    marcel
    make a marcel in a woman's hair
    gauffer, goffer
    make wavy with a heated goffering iron
    perm
    give a permanent wave to
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    groom, neaten
    care for one's external appearance
  6. verb
    put into a position that will restore a normal state
    set a broken bone”
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    lay, place, pose, position, put
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  7. verb
    insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
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    bury, sink
    embed deeply
  8. verb
    disappear beyond the horizon
    “the sun sets early these days”
    synonyms: go down, go under
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    ascend, come up, rise, uprise
    come up, of celestial bodies
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    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  9. noun
    the act of putting something in position
    “he gave a final set to his hat”
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    emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning
    the act of putting something in a certain place
  10. noun
    representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
    “the sets were meticulously authentic”
    synonyms: stage set
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    scene, scenery
    the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale
    backcloth, backdrop, background
    scenery hung at back of stage
    flat
    scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
    masking, masking piece
    scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
    set piece
    a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
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    representation
    a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
  11. noun
    the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
    “before the set of sun”
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    descent
    a movement downward
  12. adjective
    situated in a particular spot or position
    “a house set on a hilltop”
    synonyms: located, placed, situated
    settled
    established in a desired position or place; not moving about
  13. adjective
    being below the horizon
    “the moon is set
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    down
    being or moving lower in position or less in some value
  14. verb
    decide upon or fix definitely
    synonyms: define, determine, fix, limit, specify
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    quantify
    use as a quantifier
    name
    mention and identify by name
    reset
    set anew
    define
    give a definition for the meaning of a word
    redefine
    give a new or different definition of (a word)
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    choose, pick out, select, take
    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  15. verb
    fix conclusively or authoritatively
    set the rules”
    synonyms: determine
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    identify, place
    recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    date
    assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of
    value
    fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
    filiate
    fix the paternity of
    format
    determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
    charge
    set or ask for a certain price
    initialise, initialize
    assign an initial value to a computer program
    assess, tax
    set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
    price
    determine the price of
    chronologise, chronologize
    establish the order in time of something
    misdate
    assign the wrong date to
    differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart
    mark as different
    overestimate, overvalue
    assign too high a value to
    underestimate, undervalue
    assign too low a value to
    float
    allow (currencies) to fluctuate
    mark up
    increase the price of
    manipulate, rig
    manipulate in a fraudulent manner
    overprice
    price excessively high
    underquote
    offer for sale at a price lower than the market price
  16. verb
    establish as the highest level or best performance
    set a record”
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    establish, lay down, make
    institute, enact, or establish
  17. verb
    estimate
    synonyms: place, put
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    approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  18. verb
    become gelatinous
    synonyms: congeal, jell
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    solidify
    become solid
  19. adjective
    set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    synonyms: laid
    arranged, ordered
    disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
  20. adjective
    determined or decided upon as by an authority
    “the time set for the launching”
    synonyms: determined, dictated
    settled
    established or decided beyond dispute or doubt
  21. adjective
    converted to solid form (as concrete)
    synonyms: hardened
    hard
    resisting weight or pressure
  22. adjective
    fixed and unmoving
    “"his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien”
    synonyms: fixed, rigid
    nonmoving, unmoving
    not in motion
  23. noun
    the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
    “he tested the set of the glue”
    synonyms: curing, hardening, solidification, solidifying
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    congealment, congelation
    the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
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    action, activity, natural action, natural process
    a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
  24. noun
    a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    “a set of books”
    “a set of golf clubs”
    “a set of teeth”
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    dentition, teeth
    the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
    singleton
    a set containing a single member
    brace, pair
    a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    triad, trio, triple, triplet
    a set of three similar things considered as a unit
    quadruple, quadruplet, quartet, quartette
    a set of four similar things considered as a unit
    quintet, quintette, quintuple, quintuplet
    a set of five similar things considered as a unit
    sestet, sextet, sextette
    a set of six similar things considered as a unit
    septet, septette
    a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
    octet, octette
    a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
    chess set
    checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess
    manicure set
    a set of implements used to manicure
    join, sum, union
    a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    Cartesian product, intersection, product
    the set of elements common to two or more sets
    field
    all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
    field
    all of the horses in a particular horse race
    field
    (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
    bracket
    a category falling within certain defined limits
    conjugation
    the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
    suite
    a matching set of furniture
    choir, consort
    a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    core, core group, nucleus
    a small group of indispensable persons or things
    portfolio
    a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
    score
    a set of twenty members
    threescore
    a set with 3 times 20 members
    synset
    a set of one or more synonyms
    primary dentition
    dentition of deciduous teeth
    secondary dentition
    dentition of permanent teeth
    trilogy
    a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
    trigon, triplicity
    (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
    Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    any two people who are hard to tell apart
    direct sum
    a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets
    bit field
    a field containing only binary characters
    income bracket, income tax bracket, tax bracket
    a category of taxpayers based on the amount of their income
    price bracket
    a category of merchandise based on their price
    bedroom set, bedroom suite
    a suite of furniture for the bedroom
    diningroom set, diningroom suite
    a suite of furniture for the dining room
    livingroom set, livingroom suite
    a suite of furniture for the living room
    cadre
    a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion
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    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  25. noun
    (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    “the set of prime numbers is infinite”
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    interval
    a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
    group, mathematical group
    a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse
    domain, domain of a function
    (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined
    image, range, range of a function
    (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined
    universal set
    (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration
    locus
    the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions
    subset
    a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set
    null set
    a set that is empty; a set with no members
    Mandelbrot set
    a set of complex numbers that has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted; the set of all points in the complex plane that are bounded under a certain mathematical iteration
    mathematical space, topological space
    (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind
    field
    (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1
    root, solution
    the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
    diagonal
    (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry
    intersection
    a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
    origin
    the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
    bounded interval, closed interval
    an interval that includes its endpoints
    open interval, unbounded interval
    an interval that does not include its endpoints
    sub-interval
    an interval that is included in another interval
    subgroup
    (mathematics) a subset (that is not empty) of a mathematical group
    Abelian group, commutative group
    a group that satisfies the commutative law
    subspace
    a space that is contained within another space
    null space
    a space that contains no points; and empty space
    manifold
    a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions
    metric space
    a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the triangle inequality
    scalar field
    a field of scalars
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    abstract entity, abstraction
    a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
  26. noun
    several exercises intended to be done in series
    “he did four sets of the incline bench press”
    synonyms: exercise set
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    exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
    the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
  27. noun
    a unit of play in tennis or squash
    “they played two sets of tennis after dinner”
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    period of play, play, playing period
    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
  28. noun
    an unofficial association of people or groups
    “the smart set goes there”
    synonyms: band, circle, lot
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    car pool
    a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers
    camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
    cohort
    a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
    confederacy, conspiracy
    a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
    Four Hundred
    the exclusive social set of a city
    horsey set, horsy set
    a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
    jet set
    a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
    company, party
    a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
    Bloomsbury Group
    an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
    bohemia
    a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
    brain trust, kitchen cabinet
    an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
    loop
    an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)
    cabal, camarilla, faction, junto
    a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
    junta, military junta
    a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
    maffia, mafia
    any tightly knit group of trusted associates
    faction, sect
    a dissenting clique
    fatigue party
    a group of soldiers on fatigue duty
    landing party
    a part of a ship's company organized for special duties ashore
    party to the action, party to the transaction
    a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings
    rescue party
    a party of rescuers
    search party
    a party of people to search for someone
    stretcher party
    a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person
    war party
    a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans)
    galere, rogue's gallery
    a coterie of undesirable people
    hard core
    the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
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    social group
    people sharing some social relation
  29. noun
    any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
    “the early sets ran on storage batteries”
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    receiver, receiving system
    set that receives radio or tv signals
    sender, transmitter
    set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
    direction finder
    radio; determines the direction of incoming radio waves
    jammer
    a transmitter used to broadcast electronic jamming
    radio, radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, tuner, wireless
    an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    radio transmitter
    transmitter that is the part of a radio system that transmits signals
    satellite receiver
    a receiver on a communications satellite
    satellite transmitter
    a transmitter on a communications satellite
    boob tube, goggle box, idiot box, television, television receiver, television set, telly, tv, tv set
    an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    television transmitter
    transmitter that is part of a television system
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    electronic equipment
    equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
  30. verb
    put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state
    set the house afire”
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    pitch
    set to a certain pitch
    keynote
    set the keynote of
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  31. verb
    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    synonyms: fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set up
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    socialise, socialize
    prepare for social life
    provide
    take measures in preparation for
    cram
    prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
    precondition
    put into the required condition beforehand
    fix
    kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
    mount
    fix onto a backing, setting, or support
    lay out, set up
    get ready for a particular purpose or event
    winterise, winterize
    prepare for winter
    summerise, summerize
    prepare for summer
    prime
    insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
    crop, cultivate, work
    prepare for crops
    brace, poise
    prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    overcrop, overcultivate
    to exhaust by excessive cultivation
    nerve, steel
    get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  32. verb
    get ready for a particular purpose or event
    set up an experiment”
    set the table”
    synonyms: lay out, set up
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    fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set up
    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  33. verb
    apply or start
    set fire to a building”
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    type of:
    initiate, originate, start
    bring into being
  34. verb
    adapt for performance in a different way
    set this poem to music”
    synonyms: arrange
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    prearrange
    arrange beforehand
    put
    adapt
    transpose
    put (a piece of music) into another key
    table, tabularise, tabularize, tabulate
    arrange or enter in tabular form
    type of:
    compose, write
    write music
  35. verb
    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    synonyms: adjust, correct
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    proportion
    adjust in size relative to other things
    modulate
    adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
    temper
    adjust the pitch (of pianos)
    tune, tune up
    adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
    calibrate, fine-tune, graduate
    make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    tune, tune up
    adjust for (better) functioning
    time
    adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
    trim
    adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
    zero, zero in
    adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
    zero
    adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
    readjust, reset
    adjust again after an initial failure
    attune
    adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with
    time
    regulate or set the time of
    modulate, regulate
    fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    focalise, focalize, focus, sharpen
    put (an image) into focus
    sync, synchronise, synchronize
    make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    pressurise, pressurize
    increase the pressure in or of
    decompress, depressurise, depressurize
    decrease the pressure of
    fit, match
    make correspond or harmonize
    plumb
    adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
    align, coordinate, ordinate
    bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
    harmonise, harmonize, reconcile
    bring into consonance or accord
    linearise, linearize
    make linear or get into a linear form
    justify
    adjust the spaces between words
    citify
    accustom to urban ways
    reset
    set to zero
    fine-tune, tweak
    adjust finely
    refocus
    put again into focus or focus more sharply
    phase
    adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition
    puncture
    cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing
    scale down
    reduce proportionally
    scale up
    increase proportionally
    service
    make fit for use
    misalign
    align imperfectly or badly
    key
    harmonize with or adjust to
    advance, set ahead
    move forward
    tune in
    regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program
    balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize
    bring into balance or equilibrium
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  36. verb
    set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
    set clocks or instruments”
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    reset
    set to zero
    advance, set ahead
    move forward
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    adjust, correct
    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  37. verb
    equip with sails or masts
    synonyms: rig, set up
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    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  38. verb
    set in type
    set these words in italics”
    synonyms: typeset
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    impress, print
    reproduce by printing
  39. verb
    give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor
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    hone
    sharpen with a hone
  40. verb
    urge to attack someone
    synonyms: sic
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    assail, assault, attack, set on
    attack someone physically or emotionally
  41. noun
    a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    “the set of his mind was obvious”
    synonyms: bent
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    disposition, inclination, tendency
    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
  42. noun
    (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
    “the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution”
    “his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set
    synonyms: readiness
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    cognitive state, state of mind
    the state of a person's cognitive processes
  43. adjective
    (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
    “we are set to go at any time”
    synonyms: fit, primed
    ready
    completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
  44. verb
    bear fruit
    synonyms: fructify
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    multiply, procreate, reproduce
    have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
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