to sit down also
("sich+Acc mitsetzen" - technically, the word can be used if someone decides to sit down as someone else does it. It's NOT for sitting next to someone... just for sitting down at the same time as some sort of "joined activity". Aka.... NOT COMMON ;)!)
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to also bet, to bet along
(Either placing down a bet along with someone or placing down some stake along with other stakes. Think of someone betting his Ray Ban along with the money. Not as rare as the first meaning but still... not really something to "learn".)
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Word Family

Root: *sed-

The core idea of this root was


Today, the majority of members of the family are about a somewhat broader sense of “putting down”.
Here’s a little (incomplete) overview:

  • to sit, seat (“sitting”)
  • saddle (“seat”)
  • to set (“putting down”)
  • settle (“sitting down for camping”)
  • soil (“where your settlement is”)
  • session (“the sitting”)
  • seance (“the sitting”)
  • siege (“sitting in front”)
  • sediment (“dust settling”)
  • possess (“sit on”)
  • obsess (“sit on, occupy”)
  • sedate, sedative (“settling”)
  • assist, assistent (Originally, a person sitting next to the judge)
  • assess (see “assist”, originally an assistant responsible for determining fines)
  • size (see “assess”)
  • cathedral (Originally, it was a scholar’s chair, the root is the “thed”- part)
  • chair (comes from cathedral)
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