Synonyms of 'put'
to cause to be (in a position or place)She put her bag on the floor.
Chairs were placed in rows for the parents.
A date will be set for a future meeting.
Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.
He rested his arms on the back of the chair.
Just park your bag on the floor.
She planted her feet wide and bent her knees slightly.
He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics.
Lay a sheet of newspaper on the floor.
stick (informal), ,
He folded the papers and stuck them in a drawer.
Fix the photo to the card using double-sided tape
The waiter deposited their coffees in front of them.
We dumped our bags on the table.
prop, , , , , ,
He propped his bike against the fence.
to cause to be (in a position or place)She was put in prison for her beliefs.
Red meat was placed in the category below this.
The government has put a big tax on imported goods.
to lay (blame, emphasis, etc.) on a person or thingIt's no good putting all the blame on me.
to expressTo put it bluntly, he just doesn't care.
He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
I hope you didn't say anything about me.
Clearly state your address and telephone number.
If I had written the letter, I might have worded it differently.
The speech was carefully phrased.
When I posed the question `Why?', he merely shrugged.
They departed without uttering a word.
He framed his question three different ways.
He failed to articulate an overall vision.
to present for considerationHe sat there listening as we put our suggestions to him.
We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
We are about to propose some changes to the system.
We offered a fair price for the land.
I submit that you knew exactly what you were doing.
She quickly tendered her resignation.
They have not yet proffered an explanation of how the accident happened.
Several writers have posited the idea of a universal consciousness.
to estimate or judgeEarly estimates put the cost of the damage at millions of pounds.
His personal riches were estimated at over £80 million.
I have had my jewellery valued for insurance purposes.
cocaine valued at $53 million
It is important to judge the weight of your washing load.
measure, , ,
Measure the length and width of the gap.
He's fixed a time when I can see him.
I can only guess what it cost her to tell you the truth.
The sale has been held up because the price is reckoned to be too high.
The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
See if you can gauge his reaction to the offer.
to estimate or judgeIt's impossible to put this band into any category or style of music.
to throw or cast
He spent hours throwing a tennis ball against a wall.
She took a pebble and cast it into the water.
Simon pitched the empty bottle into the lake.
He screwed the paper up and tossed it into the fire.
Groups of angry youths hurled stones at police.
The woman flung the cup at him.
The protestors were chanting and lobbing firebombs.
Heave a brick at the telly.
to set or commit (to an action, task, or duty), esp. by force
You can't make me do anything.
They forced him to work for them at gun point.
The rules require employers to provide safety training.
This decree obliges unions to delay strikes.
Individuals will be constrained to make many sacrifices for the greater good.
See put in for something
See put one over on someone
See put someone away
See put someone down
See put someone off
See put someone out
See put someone up
See put something in
See put something on
See put something up
See put upon someone
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in the sense of advance
to present an idea for considerationMany theories have been advanced as to why this is.
in the sense of articulate
to express coherently in wordsHe failed to articulate an overall vision.
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