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Definition 1: preserve in a can or tin - [verb of change]

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tinned foods are not very tasty

Synonyms for put up in the sense of this definition

(put up is a kind of ...) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(put up belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 2: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I 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

Synonyms for put up in the sense of this definition

(put up is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of put up ) tolerate or accommodate oneself to

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

(... is a kind of put up ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of put up ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of put up ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of put up ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of put up ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of put up ) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

"You'll pay for this!" "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly" "You'll pay for this opinion later"

(put up has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 3: propose as a candidate for some honor - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for put up in the sense of this definition

(put up is a kind of ...) put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

"The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

Definition 4: place so as to be noticed - [verb of contact]

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • post a sign
  • post a warning at the dump

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(put up is a kind of ...) set up for use

"install the washer and dryer" "We put in a new sink"

Definition 5: construct, build, or erect - [verb of creation]

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise a barn

Synonyms for put up in the sense of this definition

(put up is a kind of ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(put up belongs to category ...) the act of constructing something

"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

Definition 6: make available for sale at an auction - [verb of possession]

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction

(put up is a kind of ...) make available for sale

"The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"

Definition 7: provide - [verb of possession]

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The city has to put up half the required amount

Synonyms for put up in the sense of this definition

(put up is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town

Synonyms for put up in the sense of this definition

(put up is a kind of ...) provide shelter for

"After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

(... is a kind of put up ) put up in a new or different housing

(... is a kind of put up ) provide with, or send to, a home

(... is a kind of put up ) provide housing for

"We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

(... is a kind of put up ) place in a chamber

(... is a kind of put up ) provide with shelter

Samples where put up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put up a good fight
  • offer resistance

Synonyms for put up in the sense of this definition

(put up is a kind of ...) carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

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