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Synonyms of put in English:


  • 1 she put the parcel on a chair
    place, set (down), lay (down), deposit, position, settle;
    leave, plant
    informalstick, dump, park, plonk, plunk, pop
  • 2 he didn't want to be put in a category
    assign to, consign to, allocate to, place in
  • 3 don't put the blame on me
    lay on, pin on, place on, fix on;
    attribute to, impute to, assign to, allocate to, ascribe to
  • 4 the proposals put to the committee
    submit, present, tender, offer, proffer, advance, suggest, propose, put forward
  • 5 she put it bluntly
    express, word, phrase, frame, formulate, render, convey, couch;
    state, say, utter
  • 6 he put the cost at $8,000
    estimate, calculate, reckon, gauge, assess, evaluate, value, judge, measure, compute, fix, set, peg
  • Phrases

    put about

    the ship put about
    turn around, tack, come about, change course

    put across/over

    we need to put our message across more clearly
    communicate, convey, get across/over, explain, make clear, spell out, clarify;
    get through to someone

    put aside

  • 1.1 we've got a bit put aside in the bank
    save, put by, set aside, deposit, reserve, store, stockpile, hoard, stow, cache
    informalsalt away, squirrel away, stash away
  • 2.1 they put aside their differences
    disregard, set aside, ignore, forget, discount, bury
  • put away

  • 1.1 they put him away for life
    jail, imprison, put in prison, put behind bars, lock up, incarcerate
  • 2.1 you should be put away!
    certify, commit, institutionalize, hospitalize, consign to a psychiatric/mental hospital
  • 3.1 I put away some money
    save, put aside, set aside, deposit, reserve, store, stockpile, hoard, stow, cache
    informalsalt away, squirrel away, stash away
  • 4.1 she never puts her toys away
    replace, put back, tidy up, clean up, clear away
  • 5.1 informal he can put away a lot of pies See eat (sense 1)
  • put back

  • 1.1 he put the books back
    replace, return, restore, put away
  • 2.1 they put back the film's release date
    postpone, defer, delay, put off, adjourn, hold over, reschedule, shelve, table
    informalput on ice, put on the back burner
  • put down

  • 1.1 informal she often puts me down
    criticize, belittle, disparage, deprecate, denigrate, slight, humiliate, shame, crush, squash, deflate
    informalshow up, cut down to size
  • 2.1 I put him down as shy
    consider to be, judge to be, reckon to be, take to be;
    regard as, have down as, take for
  • 3.1 she put her ideas down on paper
    write down, note down, jot down, take down, set down;
    list, record, register, log
  • 4.1 they put down the rebellion
    suppress, check, crush, quash, squash, quell, overthrow, stamp out, repress, subdue
  • 5.1 the horse had to be put down
    destroy, put to sleep, put out of its misery, put to death, kill, euthanize
  • 6.1 put it down to inexperience
    attribute, ascribe, chalk up, impute;
    blame on
  • put forward


    put in for

    I've put in for the promotion
    apply for, put in an application for, try for;
    request, seek, ask for

    put off

  • 1.1 you shouldn't let his bad attitude put you off
    deter, discourage, dissuade, daunt, unnerve, intimidate, scare off, repel, repulse;
    distract, disturb, divert, sidetrack
    informalturn off
  • 2.1 don't put off such important decisions
    informalput on ice, put on the back burner
  • put it on

    she may be really crying, but I think she's putting it on
    pretend, play-act, make believe, fake it, fool, go through the motions

    put on

  • 1.1 she put on jeans
    dress in, don, pull on, throw on, slip into, change into
    informaldoll oneself up in
  • 2.1 I put the light on
    switch on, turn on, activate
  • 3.1 they put on an extra train
    provide, lay on, supply, make available
  • 4.1 the museum put on an exhibition
    organize, stage, mount, present, produce
  • 5.1 she put on a funny English accent
  • 6.1 she put ten dollars on Blue Bonnet to win
    bet, gamble, stake, wager;
    place, lay;
    risk, chance, hazard
  • put one over on

    informal See hoodwink

    put out

  • 1.1 Maria was put out by the slur
  • 2.1 I don't want to put you out
    inconvenience, trouble, bother, impose on, disoblige
    informalput on the spot
  • 3.1 firefighters put out the blaze
    blow out, snuff out
  • 4.1 he put out a press release
    issue, publish, release, bring out, circulate, publicize, post
  • put up

  • 1.1 we can put him up for a few days
    give a roof over someone's head
  • 2.1 they put up a candidate
    nominate, propose, put forward, recommend
  • 3.1 the building was put up 100 years ago
  • 4.1 she put up a poster
    display, pin up, stick up, hang up, post
  • 5.1 we put up alternative schemes
    propose, put forward, present, submit, suggest, tender
  • 6.1 he put up most of the funding
    provide, supply, furnish, give, contribute, donate, pledge, pay
    informalfork out, cough up, shell out, ante up, pony up
  • put upon

    informal you allow yourself to be put upon
    take advantage of, impose on, exploit, use, misuse
    informalwalk all over

    put up to

    informal was drag racing your idea, or did someone put you up to it?
    persuade to (do), encourage to (do), urge to (do), egg on to (do), incite to (do), goad into

    put up with

    she put up with his nonsense for two years, and then she kicked him out
    informalabide, lump it

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