set (an alarm) for (a time)

"Setting" an alarm means choosing what time the alarm is going to go off.

Give the time that you choose with "for":

Set it for 30 minutes from now.

I usually set my alarm for 9:00.

Other things that you can "set" include:

  • set a trap
  • set the thermostat (for a heater or air conditioner)
  • set goals
  • set a variable (in computer programming)

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