Synonyms of put in English:

put


See definition of put

verb

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

SYNONYMS

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 something about

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

      SYNONYMS

      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 about

      ‘the ship put about’

      SYNONYMS

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

    put something across/over

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

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      put in prison, put behind bars, imprison, jail, lock away, lock up, shut away, shut up, 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!’

      SYNONYMS

      commit, certify, section, hospitalize, institutionalize

    put something away

      1‘I put away some money every week’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

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

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

      SYNONYMS

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

      informal

      drink, gulp down

      informal

      polish off, tuck away, demolish, get outside of, pack away, 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

      informal, rare

      ingurgitate, bib

    put something back

      1‘he put the books back carefully’

      SYNONYMS

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

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

      SYNONYMS

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

      North American

      put over, lay something on the table

    put someone down

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

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

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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’

      SYNONYMS

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

      blame on

    put something forward

      ‘recently, another explanation has been put forward’

      SYNONYMS

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

      suggest, nominate, put up, name, recommend

    put something in

      ‘Dr Kailey put in a claim for compensation’

      SYNONYMS

      submit, present, make, file, enter, lodge

    put in for

      ‘some people put in for voluntary redundancy’

      SYNONYMS

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

    put someone off

      1‘the smell put Lisa off’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      switch on, turn on, flick on, power up

      activate

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

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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 one over on

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

      SYNONYMS

      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

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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 out

      1‘firemen put out the blaze’

      SYNONYMS

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

      blow out, snuff out

      Scottish

      dout

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

      SYNONYMS

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

    put paid to

      ‘a disastrous fire put paid to their pioneering exploits’

      SYNONYMS

      forestall, thwart, frustrate, baulk, 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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      nominate, propose, put forward, recommend

    put something up

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

      SYNONYMS

      build, construct, erect, raise, set up

      2‘she put up a poster advertising the concert’

      SYNONYMS

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

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

      SYNONYMS

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

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

      SYNONYMS

      increase, raise, lift

      informal

      jack up, hike, bump up

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

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

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

      informal

      walk all over

    put someone up to

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

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      tolerate, take, 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