Synonyms of sit in English:

sit


See definition of sit

verb

1‘you'd better sit down’

SYNONYMS

take a seat, seat oneself, settle down, be seated, take a chair

perch, install oneself, ensconce oneself, plant oneself, plump oneself, flop, collapse, sink down, flump

informal take the load off one's feet, take the weight off one's feet, park oneself, plonk oneself

British informal take a pew

ANTONYMS

stand, rise

2‘she sat the package on the table’

SYNONYMS

put, place, set, put down, set down, lay, deposit, rest, leave, stand

informal stick, bung, dump, park, plonk, pop, plant

ANTONYMS

lift

3‘the chapel sat about 3,000 people’

SYNONYMS

hold, seat, have seats for, have space for, have room for, accommodate, take

4‘Walter Deverell asked her to sit for him’

SYNONYMS

pose, model

5‘an attractive hotel sitting on the west bank of the River Dee’

SYNONYMS

be situated, be located, be positioned, be sited, be placed, perch, rest, stand

6‘normally, the Appeals Committee sits on Saturday’

SYNONYMS

meet, assemble, convene, be in session

7‘they were determined that women jurists should sit on the tribunal’

SYNONYMS

serve on, have a seat on, hold a seat on, be a member of, carry out duties on, work on

8‘his shyness doesn't sit easily with Hollywood tradition’

SYNONYMS

be harmonious, go, fit in, harmonize, mesh

9‘I wonder if she'll be able to get Mrs Hillman to sit’

SYNONYMS

babysit, babymind, childmind


Phrases

    sit back

      ‘sit back and enjoy the music’

      SYNONYMS

      relax, unwind, lie back, loosen up

      informal

      let it all hang out, lighten up, veg out

      North American informal

      hang loose, stay loose, chill out, kick back

    sit in for

      ‘he's sitting in for the regular disc jockey’

      SYNONYMS

      stand in for, fill in for, take the place of, cover for, substitute for, be a substitute for, act as stand-in for, deputize for

      hold the fort

      informal

      sub for

      North American informal

      pinch-hit for

    sit in on

      ‘I sat in on a training session for therapists’

      SYNONYMS

      attend, be present at, be an observer at, observe, watch

      North American

      audit

    sit tight

      1‘this shouldn't take long—just sit tight’

      SYNONYMS

      stay put, stay there, wait there, remain in one's place

      2‘we're advising our clients to sit tight and neither buy nor sell’

      SYNONYMS

      take no action, wait, hold back, hang back, be patient, bide one's time, play a waiting game

      informal

      hold one's horses