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English definition of “set sth against sth”

set sth against sth

(COMPARE) phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to consider something in relation to another thing and compare their different qualities or effects: You have to set the advantages of the scheme against the disadvantages.Comparing and contrasting
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