verb (sets, setting; past and past participle set)
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Old English settan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zetten, German setzen, also to sit
Set, meaning ‘place or put,’ is mainly a transitive verb and takes a direct object: set the flowers on top of the piano. Sit, meaning ‘be seated,’ is mainly intransitive and does not take a direct object: sit in this chair while I check the light meter.