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Synonyms for set about

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. set about, go about, approach(verb)

    begin to deal with

    "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, get down, come on, start out, commence, undertake, border on, go up, approach, go about, draw near, come near, get, begin, set out, near, start, draw close

  2. undertake, set about, attempt(verb)

    enter upon an activity or enterprise

    Synonyms:
    attempt, take in charge, begin, get down, essay, seek, take on, commence, undertake, try, start, approach, tackle, get, assay, go about, contract, set out, guarantee, start out

  3. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence(verb)

    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

    "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

    Synonyms:
    bug out, take, pop, make, mystify, experience, develop, put down, draw, array, have, become, sustain, protrude, jump, initiate, receive, scram, take off, bulge, go, stimulate, sire, lead off, bulge out, drive, engender, startle, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, beat, swallow, get down, father, go about, incur, contract, dispirit, bring forth, grow, get going, come out, dumbfound, stupefy, start, depress, light, cast down, originate, take up, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, range, buzz off, catch, write down, bugger off, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, deject, generate, capture, find, amaze, get off, baffle, produce, approach, pop out, attempt, start out, pose, vex, embark on, aim, let, set forth, perplex, arrest, gravel, begin, let down, fetch, depart, set down, commence, part, dismount, arrive, set out, convey, set off, acquire, come, lower, bring down, dismay, pay off, undertake, unhorse, demoralise, cause, lay out, start up, demoralize, take down, nonplus

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. set about

    Synonyms:
    begin, commence, take in hand, apply one's self to

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How to use set about in a sentence?

  1. Reuters Emily:

    I didn’t grow up with TV, so I didn’t even know what the show was when I auditioned, i only did two episodes, so I was just on set about two weeks.

  2. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.

  3. Ursula Miodowski:

    The Japanese decided to destroy Manila. They were going to give them a dead city, they set about doing that, they burned, they killed.

  4. Saint Francis de Sales:

    Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering you own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.

  5. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.


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