hinstellen

(hin verb)

Meanings

1.
to put there, to put down
(A generic word for putting something somewhere, if you don't specify the location. Also works for putting something upright that has been lying.)
Opposite (closest): hochheben
2.
to stand up, to stand somewhere
("sich+Acc hinstellen" - NOT for standing up in the morning. Think for instance standing up after sitting for 4 hours.)
3.
to make out to be, to pass of as
("jemanden, etwas als etwas hinstellen" - in the sense of "presenting" something or someone to an audience. Usually with an implication of misrepresentation.)

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Root: *sta-
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