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English adjective: put on

1. put on adopted in order to deceive

SamplesAn assumed name.
An assumed cheerfulness.
A fictitious address.
Fictive sympathy.
A pretended interest.
A put-on childish voice.
Sham modesty.

Synonymsassumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, sham

Similarcounterfeit, imitative

Antonymsecht, genuine

English verb: put on

1. put on (body) put clothing on one's body

SamplesWhat should I wear today?.
He put on his best suit for the wedding.
The princess donned a long blue dress.
The queen assumed the stately robes.
He got into his jeans.

Synonymsassume, don, get into, wear

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dress, get dressed

Narrower (hyponym)hat, scarf, slip on, try, try on

2. put on (change) add to something existing

SamplesShe put on a sun room.

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

Broader (hypernym)add

3. put on (creation) put on the stove or ready for cooking

SamplesPut on the tea, please!.

ExamplesThe chefs put on the vegetables

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook, fix, make, prepare, ready

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

4. put on (creation) carry out (performances)

SamplesThey turned in a splendid effort.
They turned in top jobs for the second straight game.

Synonymsturn in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

5. put on (change) add to the odometer

SamplesHe put on 1,000 miles on this trip.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)add

6. put on (creation) prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

SamplesMount a theater production.
Mount an attack.
Mount a play.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare

Narrower (hyponym)rerun

7. put on (contact) apply to a surface

SamplesShe applied paint to the back of the house.
Put on make-up!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)cover

Narrower (hyponym)clap on, cold-cream, cream, dab, daub, dress, gum, putty, slam on, slap on, sponge on, swab, swob

8. put on (communication) fool or hoax

SamplesThe immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone.
You can't fool me!.

Synonymsbefool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put one across, put one over, slang, take in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray

Narrower (hyponym)kid, pull the leg of

9. put on (body) increase (one's body weight)

SamplesShe gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)fill out, flesh out, pack on, round

Antonymslose weight, melt off, slim, slim down, slenderize, thin, reduce

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