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sit

Synonyms of sit in English:

verb

  • 1 here, sit on the comfy chair
    take a seat, seat oneself, be seated, perch, ensconce oneself, plump oneself, flop
    informal take the load/weight off one's feet, plunk oneself, take a load off
    [Antonyms] stand
  • 2 she sat the package on the table
    put (down), place, set (down), lay, deposit, rest, stand
    informal stick, dump, park, plunk
    [Antonyms] lift
  • 3 the church sat about 3,000 people
    hold, seat, have seats for, have space/room for, accommodate
  • 4 she sat for Picasso
    pose, model
  • 5 a hotel sitting on the mountain
    be situated, be located, be sited, stand
  • 6 the committee sits on Saturday
    be in session, meet, be convened
  • 7 women jurists sit on the tribunal
    serve on, have a seat on, be a member of
  • 8 his shyness doesn't sit easily with Hollywood tradition
    be harmonious, go, fit in, harmonize
  • 9 Mrs. Hillman will sit for us
  • Phrases

    sit back
    1
    sit back and listen to the music
    relax, unwind, lie back
    informal let it all hang out, veg out, hang loose, chill (out), chillax, take a load off
    sit in for
    2
    I'll be sitting in for Tim while he's away
    stand in for, fill in for, cover for, substitute for
    informal sub for
    sit in on
    3
    you're welcome to sit in on any of your son's classes
    attend, be present at, be an observer at, observe, audit
    sit tight
    4
    informal
  • 1.1 just sit tight while I call your parents
    stay put, wait there, remain in one's place
  • 2.1 we're advising our clients to sit tight
    take no action, wait, hold back, bide one's time
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