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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    Antonyms:

    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
    reassemble

    assemble once again, after taking something apart
    configure

    set up for a particular purpose
    compound

    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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    Antonyms:

    dismantle, level, pull down, rase, raze, take down, tear down

    tear down so as to make flat with the ground
    type of:

    build, construct, make

    make by combining materials and parts

  3. verb

    erect and fasten

    synonyms:
    pitch
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    types:

    camp, camp down

    establish or set up a camp
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    erect, rear

    cause to rise up

  4. verb

    place

    synonyms:
    establish, instal, install

  5. verb

    set up or found

    “She
    set up a literacy program”
    synonyms:
    establish, found, launch
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    Antonyms:

    abolish, get rid of

    do away with
    type of:

    open, open up

    start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

  6. verb

    produce

    “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
    precipitate

    bring about abruptly
    hasten, induce, rush, stimulate

    cause to occur rapidly
    serve

    contribute or conduce to
    get over

    to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end
    run

    carry out
    consummate

    make perfect; bring to perfection
    consummate

    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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    Antonyms:

    disarrange

    destroy the arrangement or order of
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    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

    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
    stratify

    form layers or strata
    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
    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
    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
    drape

    arrange in a particular way
    drape

    place casually
    set

    fix in a border
    gradate

    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
    recode

    put into a different code; rearrange mentally
    reshuffle

    reorganize and assign posts to different people
    structure

    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
    bead

    string together like beads
    collate

    to assemble in proper sequence
    disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl

    extricate from entanglement
    concatenate

    combine two strings to form a single one
    compart

    lay out in parts according to a plan
    puddle

    work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
    rick

    pile in ricks
    cord

    stack in cords
    wire

    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”
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    arrange, order, put
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    contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize

    arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    phrase

    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!”
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    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
    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

    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
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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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    type of:

    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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    types:

    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
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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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    type of:

    equip, fit, fit out, outfit

    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

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