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put down

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of put down

  1. 1 to express scornfully one's low opinion of <he has the annoying habit of putting down others under the guise of offering constructive criticism> Synonyms bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, decry, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write offRelated Words discommend; abuse, scold; disapprove (of), dislike; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, reprehend, reprobate; asperse, defame, malign, rip, slander, slur, traduce, vilify; discredit, disgraceNear Antonyms approve, countenance, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, sanction; commend, compliment, eulogizeAntonyms acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise

  2. 2 to make a written note of <we had the whole agreement put down on paper> Synonyms jot (down), log, mark, note, record, register, report, set down, take down, write downRelated Words chronicle, minute, transcribe; enregister, enter, inscribe; chalk (up), notch, score

  3. 3 to put (someone or something) on a list <put her down as one of the chaperones for the field trip> Synonyms catalog (or catalogue), enroll (also enrol), enter, index, inscribe, {h,1}list, record, register, schedule, slateRelated Words book, card, file, note; classify, compile, tabulate, tally; rescheduleNear Antonyms delete

  4. 4 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force <a tyrant who ruthlessly put down uprisings> Synonyms clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, quell, quash, repress, silence, slap down, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppressRelated Words douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote

  5. 5 to explain (something) as being the result of something else <a fender bender that probably can be put down to the young driver's inexperience> Synonyms accredit, ascribe, attribute, chalk up, impute, lay, creditRelated Words blame, charge, father (on), impute (to), pin (on); assign, refer; associate, attach, connect, link

  6. 6 to take in as food <the husky youngster seemed to put down her own weight in food at one sitting> Synonyms consume, ingest, partake (of), put away, eat, tuck (away or in)Related Words digest, down, mouth (down), swallow; bolt, chow (down on), devour, glut (on), gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scoff, slop, snarf (down), swill, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), gum, lap, lick, nibble (on), nurse, pick (at); relish, savor (also savour), taste; banquet, dine, fare, feast, gormandize, pig out, regale; dispatch, polish off; breakfast, lunch, sup; munch, nosh, snack




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