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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.


Synonymsassign


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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