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English noun: put

1. put (act) the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Synonymsput option

Broader (hypernym)option

Part meronymspan, straddle

Antonymscall option, call

English verb: put

1. put (contact) put into a certain place or abstract location

SamplesPut your things here.
Set the tray down.
Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.
Place emphasis on a certain point.

ExamplesThey put the bags on the table

Synonymslay, place, pose, position, set

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)appose, arrange, barrel, bed, bottle, bucket, butt, clap, cock, coffin, cram, deposit, dispose, docket, emplace, emplace, enclose, ensconce, fix, glycerolise, glycerolize, ground, imbricate, inclose, insert, instal, install, intersperse, introduce, jar, juxtapose, ladle, lay, lay over, lean, load, lose, marshal, middle, mislay, misplace, misplace, nestle, parallelize, park, perch, pigeonhole, pile, pillow, place down, place upright, plant, plant, poise, posit, position, postpose, prepose, put back, put down, put down, put in, put in, rack up, recess, recline, replace, repose, repose, reposition, rest, rest, seat, seat, seat, seed, set, set, set down, set down, set up, set up, settle, settle, settle down, shelve, ship, sign, siphon, sit, sit down, situate, snuggle, sow, space, stand, stand up, step, stick in, stratify, superimpose, superpose, superpose, tee, tee up, throw, throw, thrust, trench, underlay, upend

2. put (contact) cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation

SamplesThat song put me in awful good humor.
Put your ideas in writing.

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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)put to sleep

3. put (communication) formulate in a particular style or language

SamplesI wouldn't put it that way.
She cast her request in very polite language.

Synonymscast, couch, frame, redact

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)articulate, formulate, give voice, phrase, word

4. put (consumption) attribute or give

SamplesShe put too much emphasis on her the last statement.
He put all his efforts into this job.
The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

Narrower (hyponym)repose

5. put (possession) make an investment

SamplesPut money into bonds.

Synonymscommit, invest, place

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

Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

Narrower (hyponym)buy into, fund, job, roll over, shelter, speculate, tie up

Antonymsdisinvest, divest

6. put (cognition) estimate

SamplesWe put the time of arrival at 8 P.M..

Synonymsplace, set

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

7. put (perception) cause (someone) to undergo something

SamplesHe put her to the torture.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)subject

8. put (creation) adapt

SamplesPut these words to music.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set

Domain categorymusic

9. put (cognition) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

SamplesArrange my schedule.
Set up one's life.
I put these memories with those of bygone times.

Synonymsarrange, order, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)organise, organize

Narrower (hyponym)contemporise, contemporize, phrase, synchronise, synchronize

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