put up


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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