set (oneself) up as (something)

phrasal verb
set (oneself) up as (something); setting (oneself) up as (something); sets (oneself) up as (something)

Definition of set (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.

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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 28 Oct. 2020.

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