set aside

set aside
1. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause (Freq. 6)

I will earmark this money for your research


She sets aside time for meditation every day

Syn: ↑allow, ↑appropriate, ↑earmark, ↑reserve
Derivationally related forms: ↑reserve (for: ↑reserve), ↑earmark (for: ↑earmark), ↑appropriable (for: ↑appropriate), ↑allowance (for: ↑allow)
Hypernyms: ↑assign, ↑allot, ↑portion
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s something to somebody

2. make inoperative or stop (Freq. 2)

suspend payments on the loan

Syn: ↑suspend
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

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set aside [phrasal verb]
set (something) aside or set aside (something)
1 : to move (something) to the side because you are not working on it, dealing with it, etc.

Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl and set the mixture aside.

: to wait until later to use or deal with (something)

I've set your memo aside for now but I'll read it this afternoon.

The committee set aside discussion of the proposal until their next meeting.

2 : to keep or save (something) for a particular purpose

The hotel set aside [=set apart] 20 rooms for the guests of the bride and groom.

We need to set some money aside for our vacation.

3 : to stop thinking about, talking about, or being affected by (something)

They decided to set aside their differences and work together.

Setting aside the fact that the meal was extremely expensive, dinner was very enjoyable.

4 law : to change or reverse (a legal decision, conviction, etc.)

The verdict was set aside [=overturned] by the court.

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Main Entry:set

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