put on


Synonyms and Antonyms of put on

  1. 1 to place on one's person I put on a coat and shoes to go outside Synonyms don, slip (on or into), throw (on) Related Words apparel, array, attire, bedeck, bedizen, bundle up, caparison, clothe, doll up, dress, garb, rig, robe, suit, trick, uniform; overdress Near Antonyms disrobe, strip, undress Antonyms doff, remove, take off

  2. 2 to describe or express in too strong terms some critics are putting it on when they say it's the best comedy ever made Synonyms exaggerate, overdo, overdraw, overstateRelated Words color, elaborate, embellish, embroider, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; fudge, hedge; melodramatize, overemphasize, overplay, sensationalizeNear Antonyms belittle, minimize, play downAntonyms understate

  3. 3 to present a false appearance of put on a show of anger just for fun Synonyms act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, profess, feign, sham, simulateRelated Words dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger

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