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 for set up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  set up
      v 1: set up or found; "She set up a literacy program" [syn:
           establish, set up, found, launch] [ant: abolish,
           get rid of]
      2: create by putting components or members together; "She pieced
         a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a
         committee" [syn: assemble, piece, put together, set
         up, tack, tack together] [ant: break apart, break
         up, disassemble, dismantle, take apart]
      3: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: raise,
         erect, rear, set up, put up] [ant: dismantle,
         level, pull down, rase, raze, take down, tear
      4: get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an
         experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the
         surgery" [syn: set up, lay out, set]
      5: put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on
         the shelves in chronological order" [syn: arrange, set
         up] [ant: disarrange]
      6: begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by
         providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election"
      7: take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The
         innocent man was framed by the police" [syn: ensnare,
         entrap, frame, set up]
      8: produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave" [syn: effect,
         effectuate, set up]
      9: set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a
         new sink" [syn: install, instal, put in, set up]
      10: place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz" [syn:
          install, instal, set up, establish]
      11: arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
          [syn: rig, set up]
      12: erect and fasten; "pitch a tent" [syn: pitch, set up]
      13: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my
          schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with
          those of bygone times" [syn: arrange, set up, put,
      14: equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship" [syn: rig, set,
          set up]
      15: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular
          purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready
          for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town
          after I paid the hotel bill" [syn: fix, prepare, set
          up, ready, gear up, set]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  362 Moby Thesaurus words for "set up":
     abet, aggrandize, aggravate, aid, amend, angel, animate, annoy,
     apotheose, apotheosize, arouse, arrange, array, assemble, assist,
     author, avail, back, bail out, bankroll, base, bear, bear a hand,
     beatify, befriend, beget, benefit, blow, blow to, boost, brace,
     brace up, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to effect,
     bring to pass, bring up, brisk, brisken, bristle, broach, buck up,
     build, build in, build up, buoy up, calculate, canonize,
     capitalize, cast, cast up, cause, chafe, cheer, chirk up, christen,
     comfort, compensate, compose, compound, conceive, concert, concoct,
     constitute, construct, contrive, cook up, cool off, correct,
     create, crown, cut out, deify, deploy, design, devise, dispose, do,
     do good, doctor, ease, effect, effectuate, elaborate, elevate,
     embitter, emend, engender, enliven, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone,
     erect, escalate, establish, evolve, exalt, exasperate, excite,
     exhilarate, extrude, fabricate, fashion, father, favor, figure,
     finance, fix, float, forecast, form, formulate, fortify, found,
     frame, frame up, fresh up, freshen, freshen up, fret,
     fudge together, fund, generate, gestate, get up, give a boost,
     give a hand, give a lift, give birth to, give help,
     give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, give satisfaction,
     glamorize, glorify, go treat, grade, ground, grubstake, harmonize,
     heave, heft, heighten, heist, help, hierarchize, hike, hoick,
     hoist, hold up, huff, immortalize, inaugurate, incense, incept,
     indite, induct, inflame, initiate, inspire, install, institute,
     intend, introduce, invest, invigorate, irritate, jerk up, knock up,
     launch, lay out, lay plans, lay the foundation, lend a hand,
     lend one aid, levitate, lift, lift up, line up, lionize, lob, loft,
     magnify, maintain, make, make a projection, make all square,
     make arrangements, make good, make legendary, make right, make up,
     manufacture, marshal, materialize, mature, methodize, miff, mold,
     nettle, normalize, occasion, open, order, organize, originate,
     pacify, pack, pack the deal, patch together, patronize, pay for,
     pay reparations, pay the bill, peeve, perk up, pick up,
     piece together, pique, pitch, plan, plan ahead, plant, plot,
     prearrange, preconcert, precontrive, predesign, prefabricate,
     premeditate, preorder, prepare, produce, proffer aid, program,
     project, protect, provide for, provoke, put in, put straight,
     put to rights, put together, put up, quicken, quiet, raise,
     raise aloft, raise up, rally, rank, rankle, rationalize, realize,
     reanimate, rear, rear aloft, rear up, reclaim, recompense,
     recreate, rectify, redeem, redress, refinance, refresh, refreshen,
     regale, regularize, regulate, reinvigorate, relieve, remedy,
     remunerate, render assistance, renew, requite, rescue, restore,
     resuscitate, revive, revivify, rig, right, rile, ring in, rise,
     roil, routinize, ruffle, run up, saint, sanctify, save, schedule,
     schematize, scheme, seat, set, set afloat, set agoing, set on foot,
     set right, set straight, set to rights, sew up, shape, shout, sire,
     sky, spirit up, sponsor, stack the cards, stake, stand,
     stand drinks, stand to, stand treat, stand upright, standardize,
     start, start going, start up, stick up, stimulate, stir the blood,
     stir up, structure, subsidize, succor, support, systematize,
     take in tow, throne, throw up, tranquilize, treat, treat to,
     turn on, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upheave, uphoist, uphold,
     uplift, upraise, uprear, upright, upthrow, usher in, vest, vex,
     vivify, whomp up, work, work out, work up, write

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