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set up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of set up

  1. 1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position set up tables in the living room for the party Synonyms of set up depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, place, situate, stickWords Related to set up move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set downNear Antonyms of set up relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  2. 2 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of set up a scholarship fund for deserving students from the inner city Synonyms of set up begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, found, startWords Related to set up author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms of set up abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms of set up close (down), phase out, shut (up)

  3. 3 to fix in an upright position set up a post from which to hang the sign Synonyms of set up pitch, put up, raise, rear, erect, upend, upraiseWords Related to set up brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, upliftNear Antonyms of set up demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  4. 4 to form by putting together parts or materials set up the prefabricated shed by following the instructions Synonyms of set up assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, raise, rear, buildWords Related to set up carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms of set up demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms of set up demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down

  5. 5 to restore to a healthy condition don't worry, the doctor will set you up in no time Synonyms of set up cure, fix, mend, rehab, rehabilitate, healWords Related to set up attend (to), care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, physic, treat; fortify, rejuvenate, renew, resuscitate, revitalize, revive; alleviate, relieve, remedy, repairNear Antonyms of set up cripple, damage, disable, harm, hurt, impair, injure, lacerate, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, wound; afflict, ail, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, lay up, sap, sicken, waste, weaken


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