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Synonyms for sit
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sit, sit down(verb)

    be seated

    Synonyms:
    posture, ride, sit down, baby-sit, seat, model, pose, sit around

    Antonyms:
    stand, lie, stand up

  2. sit, sit around(verb)

    be around, often idly or without specific purpose

    "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour"

    Synonyms:
    posture, ride, sit down, baby-sit, seat, model, pose, sit around

    Antonyms:
    stand, stand up, lie

  3. sit down, sit(verb)

    take a seat

    Synonyms:
    posture, seat, sit down, baby-sit, sit around, model, pose, ride

    Antonyms:
    stand up, stand, lie

  4. sit(verb)

    be in session

    "When does the court of law sit?"

    Synonyms:
    posture, ride, sit down, baby-sit, seat, model, pose, sit around

    Antonyms:
    lie, stand up, stand

  5. model, pose, sit, posture(verb)

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes

    "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

    Synonyms:
    sit down, stupefy, baffle, stick, seat, mock up, get, simulate, put, mystify, flummox, beat, present, place, personate, impersonate, position, dumbfound, perplex, mould, sit around, lay, ride, posture, amaze, mold, baby-sit, gravel, pattern, nonplus, bewilder, vex, set, model, puzzle, pose

    Antonyms:
    lie, stand up, stand

  6. ride, sit(verb)

    sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

    "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

    Synonyms:
    bait, devolve on, turn on, hinge on, tease, ride, hinge upon, pose, drive, depend on, depend upon, baby-sit, cod, sit around, posture, tantalise, mount, model, rag, razz, taunt, seat, twit, sit down, tantalize, rally

    Antonyms:
    stand, lie, stand up

  7. sit(verb)

    be located or situated somewhere

    "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"

    Synonyms:
    posture, ride, sit down, baby-sit, seat, model, pose, sit around

    Antonyms:
    stand, lie, stand up

  8. baby-sit, sit(verb)

    work or act as a baby-sitter

    "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"

    Synonyms:
    posture, ride, sit down, baby-sit, sit around, seat, model, pose

    Antonyms:
    lie, stand up, stand

  9. seat, sit, sit down(verb)

    show to a seat; assign a seat for

    "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

    Synonyms:
    invest, posture, ride, induct, baby-sit, sit around, seat, model, pose, sit down

    Antonyms:
    lie, stand up, stand

  10. sit(verb)

    serve in a specific professional capacity

    "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury"

    Synonyms:
    posture, ride, sit down, baby-sit, seat, model, pose, sit around

    Antonyms:
    lie, stand up, stand

Wiktionary

  1. sit(verb)

    To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object.

    After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.

    Synonyms:
    be seated

  2. sit(verb)

    To move oneself into such a position.

    I asked him to sit.

    Synonyms:
    sit up, be seated, take a seat, sit down

  3. sit(verb)

    To occupy a given position permanently.

    The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.

    Synonyms:
    be, situate, found

  4. sit(verb)

    To be accepted or acceptable; to work.

    Synonyms:
    receive, accept, welcome, well

  5. sit(verb)

    To accommodate in seats; to seat.

    The dining room table sits eight comfortably.

    Synonyms:
    seat

Editors Contribution

  1. noho

    noho is the maori word for sit. a word often used to calm children down when standing

    e noho children, its time to start class now.

    Submitted by mikaw on August 8, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sit(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be seated, have a seat

  2. sit(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    perch (as a bird)

  3. sit(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    stay, rest, settle

  4. sit(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    brood (as fowls), incubate

  5. sit(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fit, be adjusted

  6. sit(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    hold a session

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sit":

    seated, sta, sitting, assis, tis, stay, serve

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How to use sit in a sentence?

  1. Mathew Downing:

    This is the moment I thought I was going to die, he paused for a second and then handed the envelope to me and said to sit in the very back seat and face him.

  2. Sonja Lyubomirsky:

    Happy people don't sit around, they strive for something personally meaningful, whether it's learning a new language, retraining in their careers or raising good kids. Find a happy person, and you will find a project.

  3. Graeme Smith:

    If your enemy feels stronger day by day, it is hard to sit them down for peace negotiations, if the government wants to get them to the negotiating table, it needs to stop them taking towns.

  4. Frank Stallone:

    I had done a few little guest spots, like the Lynda Carter specials, i then studied acting. But I kept busy. And so I actually learned on the job. I’ve done about 77 movies. A lot of them were lousy movies -- I ’m not gon na sit here and sugar-coat it. But they were all learning experiences for me.

  5. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We are strategic partners ... 'Joint projects may be halted, ties could be cut'? Are such approaches fitting for politicians?, first the politicians and our militaries should sit down and talk about where errors were made and then focus on overcoming those errors on both sides. But instead, if we make emotional statements like this, that wouldn't be right.

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