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 Dictionary entry overview: What does set aside mean? 

SET ASIDE (verb)
  The verb SET ASIDE has 2 senses:

1. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
2. make inoperative or stop

  Familiarity information: SET ASIDE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SET ASIDE (verb)

Sense 1set aside [BACK TO TOP]


Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


appropriate; earmark; set aside; reserve; allow

Context examples:

I will earmark this money for your research / She sets aside time for meditation every day

Hypernyms (to "set aside" is one way to...):

allot; assign; portion (give out or allot)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sense 2set aside [BACK TO TOP]


Make inoperative or stop

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


set aside; suspend

Context example:

suspend payments on the loan

Hypernyms (to "set aside" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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