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put

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of put

  1. 1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position <you can put this box next to the bookshelf> Synonyms depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, place, set, set up, situate, stickRelated Words move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set downNear Antonyms relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  2. 2 to convey in appropriate or telling terms <tried to think of a good way of putting the news> Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, express, formulate, phrase, say, state, wordRelated Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up

  3. 3 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <put the time of the photograph at about noon> Synonyms calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, estimate, reckon, supposeRelated Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  4. 4 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty <a proposal to put a special tax on luxuries> Synonyms assess, charge, exact, fine, lay, levy, imposeRelated Words dock, excise, mulct, penalize, tax; extort, shake down, wrest, wring; bleed, fleece, gouge, milk, skin, squeeze; coerce, compel, force; inflict, wreak; set; reapply, reimpose, relayNear Antonyms abate, diminish, lessen; forgive, release; condone, disregard, excuse, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, pardonAntonyms remit

  5. 5 to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a new use or situation <put the words of his patriotic poem to the tune of a well-known drinking song> Synonyms acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, condition, conform, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, adapt, shape, suit, tailorRelated Words readapt, readjust; customize, gear, match, model, pattern; attune, correct, harmonize, square, tune; establish, root, settle; acquaint, familiarize, orient, orientate; equip, prepare, prime, rehearse; harden, inure, season, toughen; alter, convert, make over, modify, recast, reclaim, recycle, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refashion, refigure, refit, refocus, reinvent, rejigger, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, transform; accustom, condition, habilitate, habituate, naturalize; ready, season; bend; fiddle (with), fine-tune, phase, register, regulate, rigNear Antonyms misadjust

  6. 6 to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event <deciding to go for broke, he put $1000 on a horse that had 20 to 1 odds> Synonyms gamble, go, lay, play, bet, stake, wagerRelated Words bid, offer; adventure, chance, hazard, speculate, venture; endanger, imperil, jeopardize




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