set apart

set apart
1. select something or someone for a specific purpose (Freq. 1)

The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise

Syn: ↑assign, ↑specify
Derivationally related forms: ↑specification (for: ↑specify), ↑assignment (for: ↑assign)
Hypernyms: ↑choose, ↑take, ↑select, ↑pick out
Hyponyms: ↑dedicate, ↑detail
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody PP


Somebody ——s something PP

2. set apart from others (Freq. 1)

The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

Syn: ↑sequester, ↑sequestrate, ↑keep apart, ↑isolate
Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑disunite, ↑divide, ↑part
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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set apart [phrasal verb]
1 set (someone or something) apart : to be a quality that makes (someone or something) better than or different from other people or things
— usually + from

What sets her apart (from the other teachers) is her great passion for her work.

His great height set him apart from the other men in his family.

2 set (something) apart : to keep or save (something) for a particular purpose — often used as (be) set apart;
— usually + for

A few acres of the city were set apart for a park.

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Main Entry:set

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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