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set out (3)

Meaning: to explain the details of something, especially in writing

Synonym: put forward, detail, set forth (formal)

For example:

  • set out sth A contract should clearly set out the responsibilities of each party.

  • set sth out The terms of service section on the website sets the conditions out for getting a refund.

Nouns often used as objects with
set out (3): aims, objectives, plans, strategy, criteria, terms, conditions, proposals, agenda

Quick Quiz:

Your work contract sets out the terms and conditions of
  1. your colleagues
  2. your education
  3. your employment

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