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

Samples where set up 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 set up in the sense of this definition

(set up 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: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of set up ) prepare for crops

"Work the soil" "cultivate the land"

(... is a kind of set up ) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

"prime a cannon" "prime a mine"

(... is a kind of set up ) prepare for summer

"summerize your car" "summerize a house"

(... is a kind of set up ) prepare for winter

"winterize cars" "winterize your houses"

(... is a kind of set up ) get ready for a particular purpose or event

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

(... is a kind of set up ) fix onto a backing, setting, or support

"mount slides for macroscopic analysis"

(... is a kind of set up ) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

(... is a kind of set up ) put into the required condition beforehand

(... is a kind of set up ) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

(... is a kind of set up ) take measures in preparation for

"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

(... is a kind of set up ) prepare for social life

"Children have to be socialized in school"

(... is a kind of set up ) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Definition 3: equip with sails or masts - [verb of change]

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

  • rig a ship

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

Definition 4: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events - [verb of cognition]

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

  • arrange my schedule
  • set up one's life
  • I put these memories with those of bygone times

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange or represent events so that they co-occur

"synchronize biblical events"

(... is a kind of set up ) divide, combine, or mark into phrases

"phrase a musical passage"

Definition 5: put into a proper or systematic order - [verb of contact]

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

  • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of set up ) make regular or more regular

"regularize the heart beat with a pace maker"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange or fix in the desired order

"She settled the teacart"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange wagons so that they form a corral

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores

(... is a kind of set up ) provide with decoration

"dress the windows"

(... is a kind of set up ) lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

"lay out the clothes" "lay out the arguments"

(... is a kind of set up ) compress into a wad

"wad paper into the box"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange in stacks

"heap firewood around the fireplace" "stack your books up on the shelves"

(... is a kind of set up ) to arrange in a systematic order

"stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange in a particular way

"drape a cloth"

(... is a kind of set up ) place casually

"The cat draped herself on the sofa"

(... is a kind of set up ) fix in a border

"The goldsmith set the diamond"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange according to grades

"These lines are gradated"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance

"The team concorded several thousand nouns, verbs, and adjectives"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange in pairs

"Pair these numbers"

(... is a kind of set up ) place in a certain order

"order the photos chronologically"

(... is a kind of set up ) bring order to or into

"Order these files"

(... is a kind of set up ) make straight or straighter

"Straighten this post" "straighten hair"

(... is a kind of set up ) put into a new order or arrangement

"Please rearrange these files" "rearrange the furniture in my room"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange serially

"Serialize the numbers"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange in alphabetical order

"Alphabetize the list"

(... is a kind of set up ) bring order and organization to

"Can you help me organize my files?"

(... is a kind of set up ) form layers or strata

"The rock stratifies"

(... is a kind of set up ) thread on or as if on a string

"string pearls on a string" "the child drew glass beads on a string" "thread dried cranberries"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange in logical order

"marshal facts or arguments"

(... is a kind of set up ) stretch out or arrange like a string

(... is a kind of set up ) set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series

"the houses were strung out in a long row"

(... is a kind of set up ) clean with one's bill

"The birds preened"

(... is a kind of set up ) arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances

"stack the deck of cards"

(... is a kind of set up ) connect or arrange into a chain by linking

(... is a kind of set up ) form a line

"The buildings all line up neatly"

Definition 6: erect and fasten - [verb of contact]

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

  • pitch a tent

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) cause to rise up

(... is a kind of set up ) establish or set up a camp

Definition 7: set up for use - [verb of contact]

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

  • install the washer and dryer
  • We put in a new sink

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of set up ) fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house

"The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing"

(... is a kind of set up ) install again

"She reinstalled the washer after it had been repaired"

(... is a kind of set up ) place so as to be noticed

"post a sign" "post a warning at the dump"

Definition 8: place - [verb of contact]

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

  • Her manager had set her up at the Ritz

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: create by putting components or members together - [verb of creation]

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

  • She pieced a quilt
  • He tacked together some verses
  • They set up a committee

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(set up is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of set up ) make into a confection

"This medicine is home-confected"

(... is a kind of set up ) assemble without order or sense

"She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

(... is a kind of set up ) assemble once again, after taking something apart

(... is a kind of set up ) set up for a particular purpose

"configure my new computer" "configure a plane for a combat mission"

(... is a kind of set up ) create by mixing or combining

(... is a kind of set up ) erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure

"Can he rig up a P.A. system?"

Definition 10: construct, build, or erect - [verb of creation]

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

  • Raise a barn

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(set up belongs to category ...) the act of constructing something

"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

Definition 11: begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc. - [verb of creation]

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

  • set up an election

(set up is a kind of ...) arrange by systematic planning and united effort

"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

Definition 12: produce - [verb of creation]

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

  • The scientists set up a shock wave

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of set up ) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

(... is a kind of set up ) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

"He drew a base on balls"

(... is a kind of set up ) bring about abruptly

"The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"

(... is a kind of set up ) cause to occur rapidly

"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

(... is a kind of set up ) contribute or conduce to

"The scandal served to increase his popularity"

(set up causes ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

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

  • I was set up!
  • The innocent man was framed by the police

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

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

  • rig an election

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

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

  • She set up a literacy program

Synonyms for set up in the sense of this definition

(set up is a kind of ...) start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

"open a business"

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