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Synonyms of put in English:


  • 1 she put the parcel on a chest in the hall
    place, set, put down, set down, lay, lay down, deposit, situate, position, settle;
    leave, stow, prop, lean, plant, pose
    informal stick, dump, bung, park, plonk, pop
    North American informal plunk
    rare posit
  • 2 Preston didn't see that he could be put in either category
  • 3 don't try and put the blame on me
  • 4 the proposals put to the Finance Committee on 9 December
  • 5 to put it bluntly, he gets on my nerves
  • 6 legal experts put the cost of bringing the case to court at more than £8,000
    estimate, calculate, reckon, gauge, assess, evaluate, value, judge, measure, compute, establish, fix, set, guess
    informal guesstimate
  • Phrases

    put something about
    the rumour had been deliberately put about by the authorities
    spread (about/around), circulate, make public, make known, disseminate, broadcast, publicize, pass on, propagate, announce, give out, bandy about
    literary bruit abroad
    put about
    the ship put about
    turn round, change direction, come/go about, change course, alter course
    put something across/over
    the party needs to put across its message more efficiently and effectively
    communicate, get across/over, convey, explain, make clear, make understood, express, spell out, clarify;
    bring something home to someone, get through to someone
    put something aside
  • 1 we've got a little bit put aside in the bank
    save, put/lay by, put away, set/lay aside, put to one side, deposit, reserve, keep in reserve, keep, store, stockpile, hoard, stow away, cache
    informal salt away, squirrel away, stash away
  • 2 politicians put aside their differences in pursuit of a peaceful political solution
    disregard, set aside, ignore, pay no heed to, forget, discount, shrug off, bury, consign to oblivion
  • put someone away
  • 1 they've got enough on him to put him away for life
    put in prison, put behind bars, imprison, jail, lock up/away, shut up/away, incarcerate, confine
    informal cage
    British informal bang up, send down
    North American informal send up, jug
  • 2 you're trying to convince me I'm senile—you want me put away!
  • informal
    put something away
  • 1 I put away some money every week
    save, put aside, put/lay by, set/lay aside, put to one side, reserve, keep in reserve, deposit, keep, store, stockpile, hoard, stow away, cache
    informal salt away, squirrel away, stash away
  • 2 she doesn't seem to put anything away—there are clothes everywhere
    replace, put back, return to its place, tidy away, tidy up, clear away
  • 3 informal did you see how much food she put away?
    informal polish off, tuck away, demolish, get outside of, pack away, scoff (down), shovel down, pig out on, sink, knock back, get one's laughing gear round
    British informal shift, gollop, bevvy
    North American informal scarf (down/up), snarf (down/up), inhale
  • put something back
  • 1 he put the books back carefully
    replace, return to its place, restore, put away, tidy away
  • 2 they have put back the film's release date to September
    North American  put over, lay something on the table
  • put someone down
  • 1 informal he put me down in front of my own staff
    criticize, belittle, disparage, deprecate, denigrate, take down a peg or two, slight, humiliate, show up, mortify, shame, crush, squash, deflate
    informal have a go at, cut down to size, settle someone's hash
    North American informal make someone eat crow
  • 2 I put him down as shy
    consider to be, judge to be, reckon to be, take to be;
    regard, categorize, mark down, have down, take for
  • put something down
  • 1 he put his ideas down on paper
    write down, put in writing, note down, make a note of, jot down, take down, set down, put in black and white, list, record, register, log, enter
  • 2 security forces put down the rebellion
    suppress, put an end to, crush, quash, quell, overthrow, stamp out, squash, repress, check, subdue
  • 3 the horse's condition deteriorated and he had to be put down
    destroy, put to sleep, put out of its misery, put to death, kill;
    North American  euthanize
  • 4 I can't imagine what came over me—put it down to the heat
  • put something forward
    recently, another explanation has been put forward he put himself forward for the post
    put something in
    Dr Kailey put in a claim for compensation
    submit, present, make, file, enter, lodge
    put in for
    some people put in for voluntary redundancy
    apply for, put in an application for, request, seek, ask for, try for
    put someone off
  • 1 the smell put Lisa off
    deter, discourage, dishearten, demoralize, dissuade, daunt, unnerve, intimidate, scare off;
    informal turn off
  • 2 the players weren't put off by the disturbance
    distract, put someone off their stroke, disturb someone's concentration, cause someone to lose their concentration, divert someone's attention, sidetrack
  • put something off
    it's very easy to put off difficult decisions
    North American  put over, lay on the table, take a rain check on
    informal put on ice, put on the back burner
    put it on
    he laughed but Olivia thought he was putting it on
    pretend, put on an act, play-act, make believe, fake it, go through the motions
    put something on
  • 1 she put on jeans and a black T-shirt
    get dressed in, dress in, don, clothe oneself in, pull on, climb into, fling on, throw on, pour oneself into, slip into, change into, rig oneself out in
    informal tog oneself up/out in, doll oneself up in
  • 2 I put the landing light on
    switch on, turn on, flick on, power up;
  • 3 the obvious solution was for the company to put on an additional train
    provide, lay on, supply, furnish, make available, run
    informal sort out, fix up
  • 4 the museum is putting on an exhibition of Monet's paintings
    organize, stage, mount, present, produce;
  • 5 Adam put on an American accent
  • 6 he put a fiver on Thetford Queen and it won
    bet, gamble, stake, wager, place, lay, risk, chance, hazard
  • put one over on
    informal they've been trying to put one over on us and they won't get away with it
    informal pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, take for a ride, con, bamboozle, lead up the garden path, slip something over on, sell a pup to
    North American informal give someone a bum steer
    Australian informal pull a swifty on
    put someone out
  • 1 Maria was put out by the slur on her character
    British informal nark
    North American informal bum out
    vulgar slang piss off
  • 2 I'm sure she wouldn't want to put you out, especially when you're feeling unwell
    inconvenience, trouble, bother, impose on, cause inconvenience to, create difficulties for, put someone to any trouble, disoblige
  • put something out
  • 1 firemen put out the blaze
    blow out, snuff out;
    Scottish  dout
  • 2 he put out a press release explaining his decision
  • put paid to
    a disastrous fire put paid to their pioneering exploits
    forestall, thwart, frustrate, baulk, stand in the way of;
    scotch, derail, foil, smash, dash;
    informal put the stopper on, put the kibosh on, do for, stymie
    British informal scupper, put the mockers on, nobble
    put together
    the company has put together a bankruptcy plan
    assemble, compile, make up, collate, compose, marshal, organize, arrange, sort out, systematize, systemize, anthologize;
    gather, collect, accumulate, amass
    put someone up
  • 1 we're going to put him up for a few days
    give accommodation to, provide with accommodation, accommodate, house, take in, give a roof to, give a bed to, lodge, quarter, billet
  • 2 the SDLP are expected to put up a candidate
  • put something up
  • 1 the building was put up about 100 years ago
  • 2 she put up a poster advertising the concert
    display, pin up, stick up, hang up, nail up, post
  • 3 they asked local architects to put up alternative schemes
    propose, put forward, present, submit, recommend, suggest, tender
  • 4 unless the economy recovers, they will be forced to put up taxes
    increase, raise, lift
    informal jack up, hike, bump up
  • 5 union leaders put up 90% of the funding
    North American informal ante up, pony up
  • put upon
    informal his eagerness to please ensured that he was put upon
    take advantage of, impose on, take for granted, exploit, use, misuse
    informal walk all over
    put someone up to
    informal Is this some kind of seduction scene? Did Shirley put you up to it?
    persuade to, encourage to, urge to, spur on to, egg on to, incite to, goad to
    put up with
    Harriet told him she was not prepared to put up with such behaviour
    informal stick, abide, lump it
    British informal wear, be doing with
    archaic suffer
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