|1.||[ verb ] set up or found|
|Synonyms:||establish launch found|
"She set up a literacy program"
|Related terms:||abolish open constitution foundation|
|2.||[ verb ] make by putting pieces together|
|Synonyms:||assemble put_together tack_together tack piece|
"She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses"
|Related terms:||disassemble make join reassemble rig_up jumble confect compound configure hookup|
|3.||[ verb ] construct, build, or erect|
|Synonyms:||erect put_up raise rear|
"Raise a barn"
|Related terms:||level construct construction erecting|
|4.||[ verb ] get ready for a particular purpose or event|
"set up an experiment" "set the table" "lay out the tools for the surgery"
|Related terms:||prepare set|
|5.||[ adjective ] well established and ready to function|
"things I can do now that I'm set up"
|6.||[ verb ] put into a proper or systematic order|
"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
|Related terms:||disarrange situate put organize stack range set rearrange line_up drape string_out string pack drape marshal order stack settle alphabetize stratify order chain geminate gradate pyramid corral cascade straighten dress catenate regularize string concord preen tuck serialize placement|
|7.||[ verb ] begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.|
"set up an election"
|8.||[ verb ] cause to happen or occur|
|Synonyms:||effect bring_about effectuate|
"The scientists set up a shockwave"
|Related terms:||cause carry_through serve induce precipitate draw effect implementation effecter anticipate happen|
|9.||[ verb ] take or catch as if in a snare or trap|
|Synonyms:||frame entrap ensnare|
"I was set up!" "The innocent man was framed by the police"
|Related terms:||deceive frame-up|
|10.||[ verb ] set up for use|
|Synonyms:||install instal put_in|
"install the washer and dryer" "We put in a new sink"
|Related terms:||situate put post reinstall retrofit installation|
|11.||[ verb ] place|
|Synonyms:||establish instal install|
"Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
|12.||[ verb ] arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.|
|Synonyms:||put order arrange|
"arrange my schedule" "set up one's life" "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
|Related terms:||organize synchronize ordering|
|13.||[ verb ] erect and fasten|
"pitch a tent"
|Related terms:||rear camp|
|14.||[ verb ] arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; of elections|
|Related terms:||cheat swindle|
|15.||[ verb ] (nautical) equip with sails, masts, etc.; of ships|
|Related terms:||equip rigging rig|
|16.||[ verb ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc|
|Synonyms:||prepare set ready fix gear_up|
"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
|Related terms:||change mount fix cultivate brace precondition prime provide cram winterize socialize summerize preparation readiness set|