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set off


Noun Phrase, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Verb set off has 7 senses


set off

actuate, adjoin, adorn, allocate, allot, analogize, analyze, anatomize, appoint, appropriate to, array, assign, assign to, assimilate, atomize, atone for, backfire, balance, be at cross-purposes, be off, be opposed to, bear for, bear up for, bear up to, beautify, become one, bedeck, bedizen, befringe, bind, blast, blazon, blow out, blow up, border, bound, break for, bring into analogy, bring into comparison, burst, bust, change, chop logic, circulate, clash, color, compare, compare and contrast, compare with, conflict, conflict with, confront, contradict, contradistinguish, contrapose, contrast, contrast with, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoise, counterpose, countervail, counterweigh, counterwork, dandify, dash for, deck, deck out, decorate, demarcate, demark, destine, desynonymize, detail, detonate, difference, differentiate, discharge, discriminate, disequalize, disjoin, distinguish, diversify, divide, dizen, doll up, draw a comparison, draw a parallel, draw the line, dress, dress up, earmark, edge, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enframe, enkindle, enrich, equiponderate, explode, fate, fig out, fire, fix up, frame, fringe, fulminate, furbish, garnish, get off, glamorize, go for, go forth, go off, grace, gussy up, hem, hit for, individualize, individuate, issue, issue forth, juxtapose in opposition, kindle, lap, lay for, lay off, lay out, let off, light the fuse, liken, liken to, line, list, lot, make a distinction, make assignments, make for, make up, make up to, march, marge, margin, marginate, mark, mark off, mark out, mark out for, mark the interface, match, measure against, measure off, measure out, metaphorize, modify, offset, oppose, oppugn, ordain, ornament, outset, outstart, outweigh, pace off, paint, parallel, particularize, personalize, pick out, place against, play at cross-purposes, portion off, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, purfle, purl, put forth, redecorate, redeem, redo, refine a distinction, refurbish, relate, reserve, restrict, restrict to, rim, rule off, run a comparison, run counter to, run for, sail for, sally, sally forth, schedule, screen, screen out, segregate, select, separate, set, set a limit, set apart, set aside, set forth, set forward, set in contrast, set in opposition, set off against, set out, set out for, set over against, sever, severalize, shoot, side, sieve, sieve out, sift, sift out, similize, skirt, smarten, smarten up, sort, sort out, spark, specialize, split hairs, spruce up, square, square up, start, start off, start out, steer for, step off, strike out, subdivide, subtilize, tag, titivate, touch off, trick out, trick up, trigger, trim, vary, verge, view together, weigh, weigh against, winnow


set off


VB make compensation, compensate, compense, indemnify, counteract, countervail, counterpoise, balance, outbalance, overbalance, counterbalance, set off, hedge, square, give and take, make up for, lee way, cover, fill up, neutralize, nullify, equalize, make good, redeem.


VB be violent, run high, ferment, effervesce, romp, rampage, go on a rampage, run wild, run amuck, run riot, break the peace, rush, tear, rush headlong, rush foremost, raise a storm, make a riot, rough house, riot, storm, wreak, bear down, ride roughshod, out Herod, Herod, spread like wildfire (person), explode, make a row, kick up a row, boil, boil over, fume, foam, come on like a lion, bluster, rage, roar, fly off the handle, go bananas, go ape, blow one's top, blow one's cool, flip one's lid, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, fly into a rage (anger), break out, fly out, burst out, bounce, explode, go off, displode, fly, detonate, thunder, blow up, crump, flash, flare, burst, shock, strain, break open, force open, prize open, render violent, sharpen, stir up, quicken, excite, incite, annoy, urge, lash, stimulate, turn on, irritate, inflame, kindle, suscitate, foment, accelerate, aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate, convulse, infuriate, madden, lash into fury, fan the flame, add fuel to the flame, pour oil on the fire, oleum addere camino, explode, let fly, fly off, discharge, detonate, set off, detonize, fulminate.


VB be beautiful, shine, beam, bloom, become one, set off, grace, render beautiful, beautify, polish, burnish, gild, set out, snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.


VB be ostentatious, come forward, put oneself forward, attract attention, star it, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge, figure, figure away, make a show, make a display, glitter, show off, show off one's paces, parade, march past, display, exhibit, put forward, hold up, trot out, hand out, sport, brandish, blazon forth, dangle, dangle before the eyes, cry up, proner, flaunt, emblazon, prink, set off, mount, have framed and glazed, put a good face upon, put a smiling face upon, clean the outside of the platter.


VB depart, go away, take one's departure, set out, set off, march off, put off, start off, be off, move off, get off, whip off, pack off, go off, take oneself off, start, issue, march out, debouch, go forth, sally forth, sally, set forward, be gone, hail from, leave a place, quit, vacate, evacuate, abandon, go off the stage, make one's exit, retire, withdraw, remove, vamoose, vamose, go one's way, go along, go from home, take flight, take wing, spring, fly, flit, wing one's flight, fly away, whip away, embark, go on board, go aboard, set sail' put to sea, go to sea, sail, take ship, hoist blue Peter, get under way, weigh anchor, strike tents, decamp, walk one's chalks, cut one's stick, take leave, say good bye, bid goodbye, disappear, abscond, entrain, inspan.

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