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Synonyms of lay

Noun


1. ballad, lay, song, vocal

usage: a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

2. ballad, lay, poem, verse form

usage: a narrative poem of popular origin

Verb


1. put, set, place, pose, position, lay, move, displace

usage: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

2. lay, put down, repose, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

3. lay, organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate

usage: prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

4. lay, lay, put down, repose

usage: lay eggs; "This hen doesn't lay"

5. lay, levy, impose

usage: impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone"

Verb


1. put, set, place, pose, position, lay, move, displace

usage: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

2. lay, put down, repose, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"

3. lay, organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate

usage: originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

4. lay, lay, put down, repose

usage: be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"

5. lay, levy, impose

usage: tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"

6. lie, be

usage: have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"

7. lie

usage: assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"

Adjective


1. laic, lay, secular, profane (vs. sacred), secular

usage: characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"

2. lay, nonprofessional (vs. professional)

usage: not of or from a profession; "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"

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