Synonyms for set up

Synonyms for (verb) set up

Synonyms: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready

Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: set, set up, lay out

Definition: get ready for a particular purpose or event

Usage: set up an experiment; set the table; lay out the tools for the surgery

Similar words: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready

Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill


Synonyms: rig, set, set up

Definition: equip with sails or masts

Usage: rig a ship

Similar words: outfit, equip, fit, fit out

Definition: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Usage: The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities


Synonyms: put, arrange, order, set up

Definition: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

Usage: arrange my schedule; set up one's life; I put these memories with those of bygone times

Similar words: organise, organize

Definition: cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea


Synonyms: set up, arrange

Definition: put into a proper or systematic order

Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: set up, pitch

Definition: erect and fasten

Usage: pitch a tent

Similar words: rear, erect

Definition: cause to rise up


Synonyms: put in, set up, instal, install

Definition: set up for use

Usage: install the washer and dryer; We put in a new sink

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: set up, effect, effectuate

Definition: produce

Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident


Synonyms: set up, assemble, tack, tack together, put together, piece

Definition: create by putting components or members together

Usage: She pieced a quilt; He tacked together some verses; They set up a committee

Similar words: join, bring together

Definition: cause to become joined or linked

Usage: join these two parts so that they fit together


Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: set up, put up, raise, rear, erect

Definition: construct, build, or erect

Usage: Raise a barn

Similar words: construct, make, build

Definition: make by combining materials and parts

Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer


Synonyms: set up

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

Usage: set up an election

Similar words: get up, devise, machinate, prepare, organise, organize

Definition: arrange by systematic planning and united effort

Usage: machinate a plot; organize a strike; devise a plan to take over the director's office


Synonyms: found, establish, launch, set up

Definition: set up or found

Usage: She set up a literacy program

Similar words: open, open up

Definition: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

Usage: open a business


Synonyms: set up, rig

Definition: arrange the outcome of by means of deceit

Usage: rig an election

Similar words: cheat, chisel

Definition: engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

Usage: Who's chiseling on the side?


Synonyms: frame, ensnare, entrap, set up

Definition: take or catch as if in a snare or trap

Usage: I was set up!; The innocent man was framed by the police

Similar words: cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

Definition: be false to; be dishonest with