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Antonyms for lay
leɪ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term lay.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballad, lay(noun)

    a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

    Synonyms:
    ballad

  2. ballad, lay(adj)

    a narrative poem of popular origin

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    ballad

  3. laic, lay, secular(adj)

    characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

    "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    profane, temporal, laic, secular, worldly

  4. lay(verb)

    not of or from a profession

    "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

    Synonyms:
    laic, secular

  5. put, set, place, pose, position, lay(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    sit, site, redact, gear up, fructify, send, mystify, put down, coiffure, plant, cast, put, prepare, do, rank, frame, place, impersonate, fix, countersink, arrange, stick, set up, define, station, gravel, aim, repose, amaze, beat, posture, come out, dress, typeset, localise, dumbfound, localize, mark, go under, point, locate, specify, correct, bewilder, set, personate, position, come in, rate, sic, range, limit, jell, grade, present, coiffe, post, baffle, pose, vex, coif, commit, direct, perplex, stupefy, flummox, ready, rig, get, order, invest, identify, determine, target, puzzle, model, go down, congeal, assign, lay out, couch, adjust, nonplus

  6. lay, put down, repose(verb)

    put in a horizontal position

    "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

    Synonyms:
    put, destroy, bring down, enter, get down, recline, disgrace, set, pose, put down, place, degrade, discharge, drop, unload, rest, repose, set down, record, land, take down, reside, position, demean, drop off, recumb, place down, write down

  7. lay(verb)

    prepare or position for action or operation

    "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    set, place, put down, put, position, pose, repose

  8. lay(verb)

    lay eggs

    "This hen doesn't lay"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    set, place, put down, put, position, pose, repose

  9. lay(verb)

    impose as a duty, burden, or punishment

    "lay a responsibility on someone"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    set, place, put down, put, position, pose, repose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lay

    Put is the most general term for bringing an object to some point or within some space, however exactly or loosely; we may put a horse in a pasture, or put a bullet in a rifle or into an enemy. Place denotes more careful movement and more exact location; as, to place a crown on one's head, or a garrison in a city. To lay is to place in a horizontal position; to set is to place in an upright position; we lay a cloth, and set a dish upon a table. To deposit is to put in a place of security for future use; as, to deposit money in a bank; the original sense, to lay down or let down (quietly), is also common; as, the stream deposits sediment.

    Synonyms:
    deposit, place, put, set

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lay

    Antonyms:
    erect, raise, lift, excite, disarrange, disorder, scrape, abrade

    Synonyms:
    place, establish, deposit, allay, prostrate, arrange, dispose, put, spread, set down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lay(a)

    Synonyms:
    laic, laical

  2. lay(n)

    Synonyms:
    song, ballad, lyric

  3. lay(v)

    Synonyms:
    deposit, place, impose, assess, impute, charge, ascribe, attribute, submit, present, offer, superimpose

How to use lay in a sentence?

  1. Sir Philip Sidney:

    In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretaken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said, will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow.

  2. Jacob Anderson:

    So I thought either Grey Grey Worm or Missandei, that one would be taken from another. I honestly thought Grey Worm was gone in that episode, and I even had that thought :' Take me !' She's come through so much s ** t that she's had to deal with her life. As soon as it looks like they're about to enjoy it, it all gets snatched away. So I didn't expect it and I had to lay down the script for a bit.

  3. Spenser Rapone:

    I would encourage all soldiers who have a conscience to lay down their arms and join me and so many others who are willing to stop serving the agents of imperialism and join us in a revolutionary movement!

  4. Michael Eisenberg:

    You want to have a discussion and lay out all the terms and conditions and your expectations as a lender, if you can get collateral and security, that will add to your peace of mind. Otherwise you’re going on faith and hope that you get paid back.

  5. Lane Graves on Wednesday:

    Melissa and I continue to deal with the loss of our beloved boy, Lane, and are overwhelmed with the support and love we have received from family and friends in our community as well as from around the country, we understand the public's interest, but as we move forward this weekend, we ask for and appreciate the privacy we need to lay our son to rest. Neither Melissa, Lane Graves on Wednesday or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly ; Lane Graves on Wednesday simply can not at this time.

How to pronounce lay?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say lay in sign language?

  1. lay

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3551raise
#4324lay
#4499lift
#5268disorder
#6510sacred
#12803excite
#17242erect
#32424scrape
#224903abrade

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