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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.


Synonymsmount


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!.


Synonymsapply


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.


Synonymsgain


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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