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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyset apart
he/she/itsets apart
present participlesetting apart
past tenseset apart
past participleset apart
  1. 1
    set someone/something apart to make someone or something different and special
    set someone apart from someone/something:

    Graf’s natural athleticism set her apart from other tennis players.

  2. 2
    [often passive] to keep something separate in order to use it for a particular purpose
    set apart for:

    Several acres of public land have been set apart for recreation.

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