put before

phrasal verb

put before; putting before; puts before
: to ask (a person or group) to make a decision about (something)
The problem of downtown parking was put before the mayor/council.
We should put this question before the voters.

Examples of put before in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Numerous photographs and documents have also been put before the jury, including Spacey’s telephone and travel records. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 24 July 2023 It’s been a joy — and sometimes a chore — to keep up with every new offering Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and the rest put before us. Emma Roth, The Verge, 17 July 2023 The temporary restraining order will be put before a court on June 23, The Daily Mail reported. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 8 June 2023

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“Put before.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20before. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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