Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun set_up

3 senses of setup

Sense 1
apparatus, setup -- (equipment designed to serve a specific function)
       => equipment -- (an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service)

Sense 2
setup -- (the way something is organized or arranged; "it takes time to learn the setup around here")
       => manner, mode, style, way, fashion -- (how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion")

Sense 3
frame-up, setup -- (an act that incriminates someone on a false charge)
       => falsification, falsehood -- (the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb set_up

15 senses of set up

Sense 1
establish, set up, found, launch -- (set up or found; "She set up a literacy program")
       => open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

Sense 2
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together -- (create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
raise, erect, rear, set up, put up -- (construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn")
       => construct, build, make -- (make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer")

Sense 4
set up, lay out, set -- (get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery")
       => fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")

Sense 5
arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 6
set up -- (begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election")
       => organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate -- (arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office")

Sense 7
ensnare, entrap, frame, set up -- (take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police")
       => deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)

Sense 8
effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 9
install, instal, put in, set up -- (set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 10
install, instal, set up, establish -- (place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz")

Sense 11
rig, set up -- (arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election")
       => cheat, chisel -- (engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?")

Sense 12
pitch, set up -- (erect and fasten; "pitch a tent")
       => rear, erect -- (cause to rise up)

Sense 13
arrange, set up, put, order -- (arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times")
       => organize, organise -- (cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea)

Sense 14
rig, set, set up -- (equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship")
       => equip, fit, fit out, outfit -- (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities")

Sense 15
fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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