set (someone or something) above (someone or something)

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set (someone or something) above (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place or designate someone or something in a higher position than someone or something else. I want to set our wedding photo above the mantelpiece in the living room. The cabin only had bunk beds because it was so small, so we took the bottom bunk and set the kids in the one above us.
2. By extension, to set greater value on someone or something, or to regard someone or something more highly or favorably, than someone or something else. You really shouldn't set the needs of your company above the needs of your family. I always felt like Mom set our baby brother above Tommy and me when we were growing up.
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set someone or something above someone or something

 
1. to place someone or something in a physical location higher than someone or something. Timmy's dad set him above the others so he could see better. I set the trophy above the television on a little shelf.
2. to regard someone or something as better than someone or something else. Fred set his wife and children above everyone else. Gene set his job above his family.
See also: above, set