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lay out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lay out

  1. 1 to hand over or use up in payment he laid out big bucks for a new lawnmower that runs by itself Synonyms of lay out disburse, drop, expend, fork (over, out, or up), give, spend, outlay, pay, shell outWords Related to lay out lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms of lay out cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win

  2. 2 to work out the details of (something) in advance the transatlantic balloonists laid out a backup plan in case of an emergency Synonyms of lay out arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, frame, plan, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)Words Related to lay out conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate

  3. 3 to put into a particular arrangement plants in the botanical gardens are laid out according to biogeographic region Synonyms of lay out arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, order, marshal (also marshall), organize, range, systematizeWords Related to lay out groom, make up, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up); unscramble; align (also aline), cue, line, line up, queue; alphabetize, file, hierarchize, prioritize, sequence; emplace, place, set; display, map (out), set outAntonyms of lay out derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset

  4. 4 to present so as to invite notice or attention for the historic celebration, the museum laid out its full collection of native artifacts Synonyms of lay out display, disport, exhibit, expose, flash, flaunt, show, parade, produce, show off, sport, strut, unveilWords Related to lay out brandish, flourish, wave; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, herald, placard, post, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; divulge, talk (about), tell (of); bare, discover, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmaskNear Antonyms of lay out camouflage, disguise, mask; conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, obscure, occlude, occult, shroud, veil



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