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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:

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

How to pronounce sit?

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How to say sit in sign language?

  1. sit

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How to use sit in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Murray:

    Donald Trump doesn't make it possible for you to sit on the fence.

  2. Odeta Plakiene:

    Now you know, for sure, where you can sit and where you can't, and it creates a good mood.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.

  4. Former President Obama:

    If I tweet or hashtag about how you didn't do something right or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about Former President Obama.

  5. Paul Nolte:

    I think it will be a generally very quiet day and investors will be content to sit on the sidelines today and wait for more earnings numbers tomorrow and some economic data.


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