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1 set up

Set up or found:
— She set up a literacy program.

synonyms: establish, found, launch.

Roget 66: begin, start, commence; conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter; set out etc. (depart) ... show more

Roget 153: be the cause of etc. n .; originate; give origin to, give rise, to, give occasion to; cause, occasion, sow the seeds of, kindle, suscitate; bring on, ... show more

Dutch: stichten, instellen, institueren, oprichten

2 set up

Create by putting components or members together:
— They set up a committee.

synonyms: assemble, piece, put together, tack, tack together.

Dutch: zich verzamelen, samenkomen, in elkaar zetten, monteren, assembleren, componeren, construeren, opbouwen, samenstellen

3 set up

Construct, build, or erect.

synonyms: erect, put up, raise, rear.

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Roget 212: be vertical etc. adj.; stand up, stand on end, stand erect, stand upright; stick up, cock up.    render vertical etc. adj.; set up, stick up, ... show more

Roget 307: heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect; set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up; rear, hoist, heave; ... show more

Dutch: optrekken

4 set up

Get ready for a particular purpose or event:
— Set up an experiment.

synonyms: lay out, set.

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 159: be strong etc. adj., be stronger; overmatch.    render strong etc. adj.; give strength etc. n.; strengthen, invigorate, brace, ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Dutch: inrichten, toebereiden

5 set up

Put into a proper or systematic order.

synonym: arrange.

Dutch: regelen, schikken

6 set up

Begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc..

Dutch: opzetten

7 set up

Take or catch as if in a snare or trap:
— I was set up!.

synonyms: ensnare, entrap, frame.

8 set up

— The scientists set up a shock wave.

synonyms: effect, effectuate.

Dutch: bewerkstelligen

9 set up

Set up for use.

synonyms: instal, install, put in.

Dutch: installeren, opzetten

10 set up


synonyms: establish, instal, install.

11 set up

Arrange the outcome of by means of deceit.

synonym: rig.

Dutch: harden, leiden, regelen, schikken, verstrikken

12 set up

Erect and fasten.

synonym: pitch.

13 set up

Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events:
— Set up one's life.

synonyms: arrange, order, put.

14 set up

Equip with sails or masts.

synonyms: rig, set.

Dutch: optakelen, optuigen, tuigen

15 set up

Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.

synonyms: fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set.

Dutch: bereiden, klaarmaken, opmaken, opzetten, prepareren, voorbereiden


Roget 731: succeeding etc. v.; successful; prosperous etc. 734; triumphant; flushed with success, crowned with success; victorious, on top; set up; ... show more

Roget 734: prosperous; thriving etc. v.; in a fair way, buoyant; well off, well to do, well to do in the world; set up, at one's ease; rich etc. 803; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abet, aggrandize, aggravate, aid, amend, angel, animate, annoy, apotheose, apotheosize, arouse, arrange, array, assemble, assist, author, avail, back, bail out, bankroll ... show more.

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