Synonyms of sit in English:

sit


See definition of sit

verb

1‘you'd better sit down’

SYNONYMS
take a seat, seat oneself, settle down, be seated, take a chair
perch, install oneself, ensconce oneself, plant oneself, plump oneself, flop, collapse, sink down, flump
informal take the load off one's feet, take the weight off one's feet, park oneself, plonk oneself
British informal take a pew
ANTONYMS

stand, rise

2‘she sat the package on the table’

SYNONYMS
put, place, set, put down, set down, lay, deposit, rest, leave, stand
informal stick, bung, dump, park, plonk, pop, plant
ANTONYMS

lift

3‘the chapel sat about 3,000 people’

SYNONYMS
hold, seat, have seats for, have space for, have room for, accommodate, take

4‘Walter Deverell asked her to sit for him’

SYNONYMS
pose, model

5‘an attractive hotel sitting on the west bank of the River Dee’

SYNONYMS
be situated, be located, be positioned, be sited, be placed, perch, rest, stand

6‘normally, the Appeals Committee sits on Saturday’

SYNONYMS
meet, assemble, convene, be in session

7‘they were determined that women jurists should sit on the tribunal’

SYNONYMS
serve on, have a seat on, hold a seat on, be a member of, carry out duties on, work on

8‘his shyness doesn't sit easily with Hollywood tradition’

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be harmonious, go, fit in, harmonize, mesh

9‘I wonder if she'll be able to get Mrs Hillman to sit’

SYNONYMS
babysit, babymind, childmind

Phrases

    sit in for

    ‘he's sitting in for the regular disc jockey’


    SYNONYMS
    stand in for, fill in for, take the place of, cover for, substitute for, be a substitute for, act as stand-in for, deputize for
    hold the fort
    informal sub for
    North American informal pinch-hit for
    sit back

    ‘sit back and enjoy the music’


    SYNONYMS
    relax, unwind, lie back, loosen up
    informal let it all hang out, lighten up, veg out
    North American informal hang loose, stay loose, chill out, kick back
    sit in on

    ‘I sat in on a training session for therapists’


    SYNONYMS
    attend, be present at, be an observer at, observe, watch
    North American audit
    sit tight

    1‘this shouldn't take long—just sit tight’


    SYNONYMS
    stay put, stay there, wait there, remain in one's place

    2‘we're advising our clients to sit tight and neither buy nor sell’


    SYNONYMS
    take no action, wait, hold back, hang back, be patient, bide one's time, play a waiting game
    hold one's horses