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English definition of “set”

set

verb [T] (ESTABLISH)    /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
B2 to establish or decide something: The school has been criticized for failing to set high standards for its students. The government has set new limits on spending. Lewis has set a new world record. The court's decision has set a legal precedent. Parents should set a good example to their children. He's set himself the goal/target of making his first million by the time he's 30.Causing things to happen
(Definition of set verb (ESTABLISH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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