Synonyms of put in English:

put


See definition of put

verb

1‘she put the parcel on a chest in the hall’

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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’

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assign to, consign to, allocate to, place in
classify with, categorize with, bracket with

3‘don't try and put the blame on me’

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lay, pin, place, impose, fix
attribute to, impute to, attach to, assign to, allocate to, ascribe to

4‘the proposals put to the Finance Committee on 9 December’

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submit, present, tender, offer, proffer, advance, suggest, propose
set before, lay before

5‘to put it bluntly, he gets on my nerves’

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express, word, phrase, frame, formulate, render, convey, couch
state, say, utter, voice, speak, articulate, pronounce

6‘legal experts put the cost of bringing the case to court at more than £8,000’

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estimate, calculate, reckon, gauge, assess, evaluate, value, judge, measure, compute, establish, fix, set, guess
informal guesstimate

Phrases

    put about

    ‘the ship put about’


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    turn round, change direction, come about, go about, change course, alter course

    put something about

    ‘the rumour had been deliberately put about by the authorities’


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    spread, spread about, spread around, circulate, make public, make known, disseminate, broadcast, publicize, pass on, propagate, announce, give out, bandy about

    literary

    bruit abroad

    put something away

    1‘I put away some money every week’


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    save, put aside, lay by, put by, lay aside, set 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’


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    replace, put back, return to its place, tidy away, tidy up, clear away

    3‘did you see how much food she put away?’


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    informal

    eat, consume, devour, down, gobble up, bolt, wolf down, guzzle

    drink, gulp down

    informal

    polish off, tuck away, demolish, get outside of, pack away, scoff, 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, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale

    rare

    ingurgitate, bib

    put something across/over

    ‘the party needs to put across its message more efficiently and effectively’


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    communicate, get across, get 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’


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    save, lay by, put by, put away, lay aside, set 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’


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    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’


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    put in prison, put behind bars, imprison, jail, lock away, lock up, shut away, shut up, incarcerate, confine

    cage

    British

    bang up, send down

    North American

    send up, jug

    2‘you're trying to convince me I'm senile—you want me put away!’


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    commit, certify, section, hospitalize, institutionalize

    put something down

    1‘he put his ideas down on paper’


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    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’


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    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’


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    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’


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    attribute, ascribe, set down, chalk up, impute, assign

    blame on

    put someone down

    1‘he put me down in front of my own staff’


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    informal

    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’


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    consider to be, judge to be, reckon to be, take to be

    regard, categorize, mark down, have down, take for

    put something back

    1‘he put the books back carefully’


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    replace, return to its place, restore, put away, tidy away

    2‘they have put back the film's release date to September’


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    postpone, defer, delay, put off, adjourn, hold over, reschedule, table

    North American

    put over, lay something on the table

    put something forward

    ‘recently, another explanation has been put forward’


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    propose, offer, advance, submit, present, tender, move, introduce, proffer, set forth, table

    suggest, nominate, put up, name, recommend

    put in for

    ‘some people put in for voluntary redundancy’


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    apply for, put in an application for, request, seek, ask for, try for

    put someone off

    1‘the smell put Lisa off’


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    deter, discourage, dishearten, demoralize, dissuade, daunt, unnerve, intimidate, scare off

    offend, repel, disgust, revolt, repulse, sicken, nauseate

    informal

    turn off

    2‘the players weren't put off by the disturbance’


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    distract, put someone off their stroke, disturb someone's concentration, cause someone to lose their concentration, divert someone's attention, sidetrack

    put something in

    ‘Dr Kailey put in a claim for compensation’


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    submit, present, make, file, enter, lodge

    put something off

    ‘it's very easy to put off difficult decisions’


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    postpone, defer, delay, put back, adjourn, hold over, reschedule, shelve, table

    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’


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    pretend, put on an act, play-act, make believe, fake it, go through the motions

    put someone out

    1‘Maria was put out by the slur on her character’


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    annoy, anger, irritate, offend, affront, displease, exasperate, infuriate, provoke, irk, vex, pique, nettle, gall, upset

    informal

    rile, miff, peeve, aggravate, hack off

    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’


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    inconvenience, trouble, bother, impose on, cause inconvenience to, create difficulties for, put someone to any trouble, disoblige

    informal

    put someone on the spot

    rare

    discommode, incommode

    put something on

    1‘she put on jeans and a black T-shirt’


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    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 out in, tog oneself up in, doll oneself up in

    2‘I put the landing light on’


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    switch on, turn on, flick on, power up

    activate

    3‘the obvious solution was for the company to put on an additional train’


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    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’


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    organize, stage, mount, present, produce

    perform

    5‘Adam put on an American accent’


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    feign, fake, sham, simulate, affect, assume

    6‘he put a fiver on Thetford Queen and it won’


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    bet, gamble, stake, wager, place, lay, risk, chance, hazard

    put something out

    1‘firemen put out the blaze’


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    extinguish, quench, douse, stamp out, smother, beat out

    blow out, snuff out

    Scottish

    dout

    2‘he put out a press release explaining his decision’


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    issue, publish, release, bring out, broadcast, circulate, make known, make public, publicize, post

    put one over on

    ‘they've been trying to put one over on us and they won't get away with it’


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    deceive, trick, hoodwink, mislead, lead astray, delude, fool, take in, dupe, outwit, steal a march on, throw off the scent, put on the wrong track

    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

    give someone a bum steer

    Australian

    pull a swifty on

    put paid to

    ‘a disastrous fire put paid to their pioneering exploits’


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    forestall, thwart, frustrate, balk, stand in the way of

    scotch, derail, foil, smash, dash

    stop, check, block, prevent, defeat, impede, obstruct, snooker, oppose, hinder, hamper

    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’


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    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’


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    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’


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    nominate, propose, put forward, recommend

    put something up

    1‘the building was put up about 100 years ago’


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    build, construct, erect, raise, set up

    2‘she put up a poster advertising the concert’


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    display, pin up, stick up, hang up, nail up, post

    3‘they asked local architects to put up alternative schemes’


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    propose, put forward, present, submit, recommend, suggest, tender

    4‘unless the economy recovers, they will be forced to put up taxes’


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    increase, raise, lift

    informal

    jack up, hike, bump up

    5‘union leaders put up 90% of the funding’


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    provide, supply, furnish, give, come up with, contribute, donate, pledge, pay, advance

    informal

    fork out, cough up, shell out, dish out

    North American informal

    ante up, pony up

    put upon

    ‘his eagerness to please ensured that he was put upon’


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    take advantage of, impose on, take for granted, exploit, use, misuse

    walk all over

    put someone up to

    ‘Is this some kind of seduction scene? Did Shirley put you up to it?’


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    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’


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    tolerate, take, stand, stand for, accept, stomach, swallow, endure, bear, brook, support, submit to, take something lying down

    informal

    stick, abide, lump it

    British informal

    wear, be doing with

    archaic

    suffer