Synonyms for set out

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : set
Phonetic Transcription : sɛt

Top 10 synonyms for set out Other synonyms for the word set out

Définition of set out

Origin :
  • Old English settan (transitive) "cause to sit, put in some place, fix firmly; build, found; appoint, assign," from Proto-Germanic *(bi)satjan "to cause to sit, set" (cf. Old Norse setja, Swedish sätta, Old Saxon settian, Old Frisian setta, Dutch zetten, German setzen, Gothic satjan), causative form of PIE *sod-, variant of *sed- "to sit" (see sit (v.)). Also cf. set (n.2).
  • Intransitive sense from c.1200, "be seated." Used in many disparate senses by Middle English; sense of "make or cause to do, act, or be; start" and that of "mount a gemstone" attested by mid-13c. Confused with sit since early 14c. Of the sun, moon, etc., "to go down," recorded from c.1300, perhaps from similar use of the cognates in Scandinavian languages. To set (something) on "incite to attack" (c.1300) originally was in reference to hounds and game.
  • As in shown : adj put on display
  • As in itemize : verb keep detailed record
  • As in lay : verb put, place
  • As in lay out : verb design, plan
  • As in leave : verb depart, abandon physically
  • As in light out : verb run away
  • As in make : verb arrive, aim at
  • As in mean : verb have in mind; intend
  • As in plan : verb think out; prepare in advance
  • As in plant : verb put in the ground for growing
  • As in serve : verb aid, help; supply
  • As in show : verb actively exhibit something
  • As in start : verb begin; come into existence
  • As in strike out : verb leave to begin new venture
  • As in take off : verb leave; leave the ground
  • As in transcribe : verb transfer to another medium
  • As in travel : verb journey on a trip or tour
  • As in undertake : verb attempt, engage in
  • As in break camp : verb leave a camp
  • As in set sail : verb get started on trip
  • As in strategize : verb design
  • As in deploy : verb redistribute, station troops or weapons
  • As in design : verb plan, outline
  • As in display : verb show for public viewing, effect
  • As in embark : verb get on transportation object
  • As in embark on : verb begin undertaking, journey
  • As in ensure : verb guarantee; make secure
Example sentences :
  • When he set out he meant to reach the car and go back to town at once.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It was with some trepidation that Pierre set out for the creek.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The moment she had dispatched her letter, she set out to visit her poor friends.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • What are these bits of stone, and of wood, and rusted nails, which are set out in front of him?
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She rose, and having prepared herself, set out to visit her people.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • And, once they set out to get you—God, how they can frame things!
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Forthwith, Burke set out to make the most of this favorable opportunity.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • I think he was glad when we set out for my own village in the Moon of the Sap Running.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Mali-ya-bwana and Simba set out with a posse of M'tela's men.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • I'd be ashamed to go home and admit I hadn't done what I set out to do.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine

Antonyms for set out

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