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Definition 1: get ready for a particular purpose or event - [verb of change]

Samples where lay out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • set up an experiment
  • set the table
  • lay out the tools for the surgery

Synonyms for lay out in the sense of this definition

(lay out is a kind of ...) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Definition 2: provide a detailed plan or design - [verb of cognition]

Samples where lay out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She laid out her plans for the new house

(lay out is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of lay out ) plan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general

(... is a kind of lay out ) lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull

Definition 3: bring forward and present to the mind - [verb of communication]

Samples where lay out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We presented the arguments to him
  • We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Synonyms for lay out in the sense of this definition

(lay out is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of lay out ) present reasons and arguments

(... is a kind of lay out ) give evidence of

"The evidence argues for your claim" "The results indicate the need for more work"

(... is a kind of lay out ) twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation

"The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"

Definition 4: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line - [verb of contact]

Samples where lay out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lay out the clothes
  • lay out the arguments

Synonyms for lay out in the sense of this definition

(lay out is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of lay out ) lay out in parts according to a plan

Definition 5: spend or invest - [verb of possession]

Samples where lay out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lay out thousands on gold
  • he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit

(lay out is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

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