Synonyms of 'sit'
to rest one's body upright on the buttocksEva pulled up a chair and sat beside her husband.
to cause (someone) to rest in such a positionShe found her chair and sat it in the usual spot.
Chairs were placed in rows for the parents.
He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
She put her bag on the floor.
Just park your bag on the floor.
Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.
He rested his arms on the back of the chair.
Lay a sheet of newspaper on the floor.
Alberto settled himself on the sofa.
The waiter deposited their coffees in front of them.
We dumped our bags on the table.
The pain was situated above and below the eyes.
to pose for a painting or photographShe was sitting for the artist for 8 hours.
to occupy a seat in some official capacityHe was asked to sit on numerous committees.
be a member of,
have a seat on,
(of a parliament or court) to be in sessionParliament sits for only 28 weeks out of 52.
to be locatedOur new house sat next to a stream.
See sit about or around
See sit up
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in the sense of accommodate
to have room forThe school was not big enough to accommodate all the children.
in the sense of assemble
to collect or gather togetherThere was nowhere for students to assemble before classes.
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Thesaurus for sit from the Collins English Thesaurus