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English definition of “set”
/set/ verb (setting, set, set)
› [T] to arrange or decide on something: set a date/time Have you set a time for the next meeting?set a price/rate Individual franchises set their own prices.set sth at sth The initial annual bonus rate has been set at 6.75%. Have they set a deadline for applications?set a limit (on sth) The government has set new limits on spending. The state should look for a better way to set annual salaries. We must continue to set clear priorities.
› [T] to state a goal or standard that people should try to achieve: set a goal/target/standard When it comes to safety, we will set high standards and enforce them.
› [T] to give someone a task or piece of work to do, or tell them what they must achieve: set sb sth She was set the task of looking for ways to cut costs.set sb a goal/target/challenge Analysts said the bank had set itself a tough target of increasing its revenues by 6% per annum.
set up shop › informal COMMERCE to start a new business: They left for Switzerland and set up shop in Geneva. → See also offset, setback, set-off, set about sth, set sth (off) against sth, set sth aside, set sb back (sth), set sth/sb back, set sth down, set sth forth, set sth off, set sth (off) against sth, set out, set sth out, set up, set sb up, set sth up