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Definition 1: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action - [verb of change]

Samples where set about or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We began working at dawn
  • Who will start?
  • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
  • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
  • He began early in the day
  • Let's get down to work now

Synonyms for set about in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of set about ) begin again

"we recommenced his reading after a short nap"

(... is a kind of set about ) start to be active

"Get cracking, please!"

(... is a kind of set about ) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

"she embarked upon a new career"

(... is a kind of set about ) occur or become available

"water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"

(... is a kind of set about ) begin with vigor

"He launched into a long diatribe" "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

(... is a kind of set about ) start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role

(... is a kind of set about ) set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task

"I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"

(... is a kind of set about ) commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

"They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"

(... is a kind of set about ) arrive at the point of

"She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long"

(... is a kind of set about ) set off quickly, usually with success

"The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class"

(... is a kind of set about ) begin vigorously

"The prisoners fell to work right away"

(... is a kind of set about ) set out on a course of action

"He struck out on his own"

(set about has a similar meaning as ...) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

"She began Russian at an early age" "We started French in fourth grade"

Definition 2: enter upon an activity or enterprise - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for set about in the sense of this definition

(set about is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

Samples where set about or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • approach a task
  • go about a difficult problem
  • approach a new project

Synonyms for set about in the sense of this definition

(set about is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of set about ) deal with (something unpleasant) head on

"You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

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