set up

Definitions of set up
  1. verb
    create by putting components or members together
    “They set up a committee”
    synonyms: assemble, piece, put together, tack, tack together
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    break apart, break up, disassemble, dismantle, take apart
    take apart into its constituent pieces
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    comfit, confect, confection
    make into a confection
    confuse, jumble, mix up
    assemble without order or sense
    assemble once again, after taking something apart
    set up for a particular purpose
    create by mixing or combining
    rig up
    erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure
    addle, muddle, puddle
    mix up or confuse
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    bring together, join
    cause to become joined or linked
    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  2. verb
    construct, build, or erect
    synonyms: erect, put up, raise, rear
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    dismantle, level, pull down, rase, raze, take down, tear down
    tear down so as to make flat with the ground
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    build, construct, make
    make by combining materials and parts
  3. verb
    erect and fasten
    synonyms: pitch
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    camp, camp down
    establish or set up a camp
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    erect, rear
    cause to rise up
  4. verb
    synonyms: establish, instal, install
  5. verb
    set up or found
    “She set up a literacy program”
    synonyms: establish, found, launch
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    abolish, get rid of
    do away with
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    open, open up
    start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
  6. verb
    “The scientists set up a shock wave”
    synonyms: effect, effectuate
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    accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
    put in effect
    draw, get
    earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
    bring about abruptly
    hasten, induce, rush, stimulate
    cause to occur rapidly
    contribute or conduce to
    get over
    to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end
    carry out
    make perfect; bring to perfection
    fulfill sexually
    do, perform
    get (something) done
    complete, discharge, dispatch
    complete or carry out
    facilitate, help
    be of use
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    cause, do, make
    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  7. verb
    put into a proper or systematic order
    synonyms: arrange
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    destroy the arrangement or order of
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    regularise, regularize
    make regular or more regular
    place in a certain order
    bring order to or into
    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
    form layers or strata
    draw, string, thread
    thread on or as if on a string
    arrange in logical order
    stretch out or arrange like a string
    spread out, string out
    set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    plume, preen
    clean with one's bill
    arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances
    connect or arrange into a chain by linking
    geminate, pair
    arrange in pairs
    arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
    arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
    arrange or fix in the desired order
    arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
    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
    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
    heap, pile, stack
    arrange in stacks
    distribute, stagger
    to arrange in a systematic order
    arrange in a particular way
    place casually
    fix in a border
    arrange according to grades
    line up
    form a line
    clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up
    put (things or places) in order
    put into a different code; rearrange mentally
    reorganize and assign posts to different people
    give a structure to
    interlock, mesh
    coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
    even, even out
    make even or more even
    systematise, systematize, systemise, systemize
    arrange according to a system or reduce to a system
    string together like beads
    assemble in proper sequence
    disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl
    extricate from entanglement
    combine two strings to form a single one
    lay out in parts according to a plan
    work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
    pile in ricks
    stack in cords
    string on a wire
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  8. verb
    arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    set up one's life”
    synonyms: arrange, order, put
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    contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize
    arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    divide, combine, or mark into phrases
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    organise, organize
    cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
  9. verb
    take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    “I was set up!”
    synonyms: ensnare, entrap, frame
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    cozen, deceive, delude, lead on
    be false to; be dishonest with
  10. verb
    arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
    synonyms: rig
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    cheat, chisel
    engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
  11. 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
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    socialise, socialize
    prepare for social life
    take measures in preparation for
    prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
    put into the required condition beforehand
    kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
    fix onto a backing, setting, or support
    lay out, set
    get ready for a particular purpose or event
    winterise, winterize
    prepare for winter
    summerise, summerize
    prepare for summer
    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
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  12. verb
    begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
    set up an election”
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    devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
    arrange by systematic planning and united effort
  13. verb
    get ready for a particular purpose or event
    synonyms: lay out, set
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    fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set
    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  14. verb
    set up for use
    synonyms: instal, install, put in
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    fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
    install again
    post, put up
    place so as to be noticed
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  15. verb
    equip with sails or masts
    synonyms: rig, set
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    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
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