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English verb: put up

1. put up (contact) place so as to be noticed

SamplesPost a sign.
Post a warning at the dump.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)instal, install, put in, set up

2. put up (social) mount or put up

SamplesPut up a good fight.
Offer resistance.

Synonymsoffer, provide

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)engage, wage

3. put up (creation) construct, build, or erect

SamplesRaise a barn.

Synonymserect, raise, rear, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)build, construct, make

Domain categorybuilding, construction

Antonymsdismantle, pull down, rase, raze, tear down, level, take down

4. put up (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

SamplesI cannot bear his constant criticism.
The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks.
He learned to tolerate the heat.
She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage.

Synonymsabide, bear, brook, digest, endure, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

Narrower (hyponym)accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down

Verb groupsuffer

5. put up (possession) make available for sale at an auction

SamplesThe dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)offer

6. put up (change) preserve in a can or tin

SamplesTinned foods are not very tasty.

ExamplesThe chefs put up the vegetables

Synonymscan, tin

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)keep, preserve

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

7. put up (social) provide housing for

SamplesThe immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town.

Synonymsdomiciliate, house

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)shelter

Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, chamber, home, lodge, rehouse, take in

8. put up (possession) provide

SamplesThe city has to put up half the required amount.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pay

9. put up (communication) propose as a candidate for some honor

Synonymsnominate, put forward

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)nominate, propose

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