set (oneself) up as (something)

phrasal verb

set (oneself) up as (something); setting (oneself) up as (something); sets (oneself) up as (something)
1
: to try to make people believe that one is (something)
He sets himself up as a defender of the people, but he's really only interested in getting more power.
2
: to start one's own business
She set herself up as a wedding planner.

Examples of set (oneself) up as (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Below-ground utilities were set up as well as the support systems and foundation. The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2024 The Geraldine Johnson School, which was set up as a temporary shelter, was closed for the day. Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, 13 June 2024 As a result, many stayed in their houses and drowned or wound up in New Orleans’s Superdome, which had been set up as a shelter. Michael Oppenheimer, Foreign Affairs, 13 Oct. 2020 Variety reports that it is being set up as a new franchise and A-list actors have reached out about the project. Annabel Gutterman, TIME, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for set (oneself) up as (something) 

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“Set (oneself) up as (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20%28oneself%29%20up%20as%20%28something%29. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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