One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Save or keep something, typically money or time, for a particular purpose.‘the bank expected to set aside about $700 million for restructuring’save, put by, put aside, put away, lay aside, lay by, put to one side, keep, reserve, keep in reserveView synonyms
- 1.1 Remove land from agricultural production.‘with 15 per cent of land set aside, cereal production will fall’
- 1.1 Remove land from agricultural production.
2Annul a legal decision or process.‘he applied by summons to set aside the fourth party notice served on them’overrule, overturn, reverse, revoke, countermand, rule against, nullify, render null and void, annul, cancel, quash, dismiss, reject, repudiate, abrogate, remitView synonyms
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