Synonyms of put
1 placeDictionary • She put her bag on the floor.
place • Chairs were placed in rows for the parents.
set • A date will be set for a future meeting.
position • Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.
rest • He rested his arms on the back of the chair.
park (informal) • Just park your bag on the floor.
plant • She planted her feet wide and bent her knees slightly.
establish • He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics.
lay • Lay a sheet of newspaper on the floor.
stick (informal) • He folded the papers and stuck them in a drawer.
fix • Fix the photo to the card using double-sided tape
deposit • The barman deposited a glass and two bottles of beer in front of him.
dump (informal) • We dumped our bags on the table.
prop • He propped his bike against the fence.
2 consign to • She was put in prison for her beliefs.
place • The authorities have placed the drug in Class A.
3 imposeDictionary • The government has put a big tax on beer, wine and spirits.
levy • Taxes should not be levied without the authority of Parliament.
inflict • The dog attacked her, inflicting serious injuries.
4 layDictionary • It's no good putting all the blame on me.
place • Children place their trust in us.
set • He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
5 expressDictionary • To put it bluntly, he doesn't give a damn.
express • He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
say • I hope you didn't say anything about me.
state • Clearly state your address and telephone number.
word • If I had written the letter, I might have worded it differently.
phrase • The speech was carefully phrased.
pose • When I posed the question `Why?', he merely shrugged.
utter • They departed without uttering a word.
frame • He framed his question three different ways.
articulate • He failed to articulate an overall vision.
6 presentDictionary • He sat there listening as we put our suggestions to him.
present • We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
advance • Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
propose • We are about to propose some changes to the system.
offer • He offered a fair price for the land.
submit • I submit that you knew exactly what you were doing.
tender • She quickly tendered her resignation.
proffer • They have not yet proffered an explanation of how the accident happened.
posit • Several writers have posited the idea of a universal consciousness.
7 estimateDictionary • Early estimates put the cost of the damage at millions of pounds.
estimate • His personal riches were estimated at over £8 million.
value • I have had my jewellery valued for insurance purposes.
judge • It is important to judge the weight of your washing load.
measure • Measure the length and width of the gap.
fix • He's fixed a time when I can see him.
guess • I can only guess what it cost him to tell you the truth.
reckon • The sale has been held up because the price is reckoned to be too high.
assess • The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
calculate • From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
evaluate • Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
compute • I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
gauge • See if you can gauge his reaction to the offer.
8 assign to • It's impossible to put this band into any category or style of music.
throw • He spent hours throwing a tennis ball against a wall.
cast • She took a pebble and cast it into the water.
pitch • Simon pitched the empty bottle into the lake.
toss • He screwed the paper up and tossed it into the fire.
hurl • Groups of angry youths hurled stones at police.
fling • The woman flung the cup at him.
lob • The protestors were chanting and lobbing firebombs.
heave • Heave a brick at the telly.
make • You can't make me do anything.
force • They forced him to work for them at gun point.
require • The rules require employers to provide safety training.
oblige • This decree obliges unions to delay strikes.
constrain • Individuals will be constrained to make many sacrifices for the greater good.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ put in for something
IDIOMS:▷ put one over on someone
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advanceWhen a theory or argument is advanced, it is put forward for discussion.
• Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
offer as a suggestion
offer as a suggestion
articulateWhen you articulate your ideas or feelings, you express them clearly in words.
• He failed to articulate an overall vision.
put into words,
put into words,
assessWhen you assess a person, thing, or situation, you consider them in order to make a judgment about them.
• The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
Thesaurus for put from the Collins English Thesaurus
to cause to be (in a position or place)
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