Thesaurus

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


Learn More about put down


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up put down? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a weapon for destroying ships

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-spelling-bee
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!