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put up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of put up

  1. 1 to fix in an upright position <the builders put up the walls before starting on the roof> Synonyms pitch, erect, raise, rear, set up, upend, upraiseRelated Words brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, upliftNear Antonyms demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  2. 2 to form by putting together parts or materials <plans to put up a pavilion in the public gardens> Synonyms assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, make up, piece, build, raise, rear, set upRelated Words carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down

  3. 3 to offer for sale to the public <put their possessions up for auction> Synonyms deal (in), merchandise (also merchandize), market, retail, sell, vendRelated Words presell, wholesale; remarket, resell; hawk, peddle; barter, distribute, exchange, export, handle, trade, traffic (in); advertise, ballyhoo, boost, plug, promote, tout; bargain, chaffer, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, palter; auction; provide, supply; carry, keep, stockAntonyms buy, purchase

  4. 4 to provide with living quarters or shelter <the university puts up students in a variety of buildings> Synonyms accommodate, bestow, billet, bivouac, board, bunk, camp, chamber, domicile, encamp, harbor, lodge, house, quarter, roof, room, shelter, take inRelated Words ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down)Near Antonyms eject, evict

  5. 5 to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends <put up an elaborate scheme to defraud insurance companies> Synonyms collude, compass, connive, conspire, contrive, intrigue, machinate, plot, schemeRelated Words counterplot; brew, concoct, cook (up), devise, hatch; engineer, jockey, maneuver, manipulate; design, frame, lay out, map, plan, shape

  6. 6 to place somewhere for safekeeping or ready availability <I need to clear out a space in the garage to put up my motorcycle for the winter> Synonyms keep, store, reposit, stowRelated Words cellar, garage, hangar, house, warehouse; file, pack, shelve




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