set against

set against
index alienate (estrange), antagonize, counter, counteract, disaffect, discourage, estrange, oppose

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  • set against — 1. To assail 2. To compare or balance • • • Main Entry: ↑set * * * set against [phrasal verb] 1 set (something) against (something) 1 a : to compare ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • set against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms set against : present tense I/you/we/they set against he/she/it sets against present participle setting against past tense set against past participle set against 1) set something against something to compare… …   English dictionary

  • set against — 1) PHRASAL VERB If one argument or fact is set against another, it is considered in relation to it. [be V ed P n] These are relatively small points when set against her expertise on so many other issues... [be V ed P n] ₤1,000 was a considerable… …   English dictionary

  • set against — /ˌset ə genst/ verb to balance one group of figures against another group to try to make them cancel each other out ● to set the costs against the sales revenue ● Can you set the expenses against tax? …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • set against — Synonyms and related words: aggravate, alienate, antagonize, come between, disaffect, disunite, divide, embitter, envenom, estrange, exacerbate, fan the flame, heat up, infuriate, irritate, light the fuse, madden, make trouble, pit against,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • set against — you deliberately set me against my family Syn: alienate from, estrange from, set at odds; drive a wedge between (one and another), sow dissension between (one and another) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • set against — firmly opposed to. → set …   English new terms dictionary

  • To set against — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • set against — compare, weigh …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (dead) set against something — phrase completely opposed to something We are absolutely set against the tax increase. (dead) set against doing something: She’s dead set against giving the kids junk food. Thesaurus: opposed to someone or somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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