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Synonyms for lay
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballad, lay(noun)

    a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

    Synonyms:
    ballad

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

  2. ballad, lay(adj)

    a narrative poem of popular origin

    Synonyms:
    ballad

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

  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"

    Synonyms:
    profane, temporal, laic, secular, worldly

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

  4. lay(verb)

    not of or from a profession

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

    Synonyms:
    laic, secular

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

  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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

  6. lay, put down, repose(verb)

    put in a horizontal position

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

  7. lay(verb)

    prepare or position for action or operation

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

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

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

  8. lay(verb)

    lay eggs

    "This hen doesn't lay"

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

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

  9. lay(verb)

    impose as a duty, burden, or punishment

    "lay a responsibility on someone"

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

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put, place, lay down

  2. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impose, assess

  3. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impute, charge, ascribe

  4. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    spread (on a surface)

  5. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prepare, set in order, get ready

  6. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contrive, scheme, devise

  7. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    allay, quiet, calm, still, appease

  8. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bet, stake, wager, risk, hazard

  9. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    produce, bring forth and deposit (as eggs)

  10. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    10. (Naut.) depress, sink, sail away from so as to lose sight of

  11. lay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) allege, state, name

  12. lay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [rare.] row, stratum, layer

  13. lay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bet, wager, stake, pledge

  14. lay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [U. s.] share of profit

  15. lay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    song

  16. lay(a.)

    Synonyms:
    laic, laical

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

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How to use lay in a sentence?

  1. Martin Luther:

    No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.

  2. Phil Shearer:

    This is the busiest I have seen the lay-up industry for a long time, probably since at least 1993, 1993 was bad, but the container and bulk markets were not also down.

  3. Helen Rowland:

    Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

  4. Orlando Police Chief John Mina:

    I have seen the video of Markieth Loyd executing Lt. Debra Clayton while she lay defenseless on the ground. She was given no chance to live. A cop killer – who also killed his pregnant girlfriend should not be given a chance, the heinous crimes that he committed in our community are the very reason we have the death penalty as an option under the law.

  5. Al Fontenot:

    In this sense, the post data collection activities are like building a house -- one can not apply dry wall before erecting the walls, any more than one could lay floor tile before the floor is constructed. There is an order of steps that must be maintained.

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