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  1. set about, go about, approachverb

    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, attemptverb

    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, commenceverb

    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

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  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. 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.

  2. Pena Nieto:

    Both governments have agreed to set about creating conditions for more Mexican companies to invest in Cuba.

  3. Stephen Galloway:

    It has a white actress, a black actor and a Hispanic actor - those are the three leads, right?, there's something a little mechanical when you set about it like that but at least they're heading in the right direction and other films must follow and will if they want to capture those audiences.

  4. Sir Walter Scott:

    To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.

  5. Ausonius:

    Set about whatever you intend to do; the beginning is half the battle.


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