set forth meaning
- Verb: set forth set forth
"set forth one's reasons"
- expound, exposit
- depart, part, start, start out, set off, set out, take off
Derived forms: sets forth, set forth, setting forth
2. to begin presenting a speech or an explanation.
• As soon as John set forth on his speech, three people walked out.
• Every time he launches forth, somebody walks out.
v., formal 1. To explain exactly or clearly. The President set forth his plans in a television talk. 2. To start to go somewhere; begin a trip. The troop set forth on their ten-mile hike early.
Compare: SET OUT.
- More: Next
- they set forth chattering like magpies.
- he set forth the aims of his attempt.
- each side set forth its position on this question.
- in a few words poirot set forth the object of his mission.
- presently after, these two set forth and descended to the harbour.