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Definition 1: put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

(... is a kind of put down ) write out from speech, notes, etc.

"Transcribe the oral history of this tribe"

(... is a kind of put down ) put into notation, as of music or choreography

"Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized"

(... is a kind of put down ) write down hastily

"She dashed off a letter to her lawyer"

(... is a kind of put down ) make a written note of

"she noted everything the teacher said that morning"

Definition 2: make a record of; set down in permanent form - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"

(... is a kind of put down ) record a charge in a police register

"The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"

(... is a kind of put down ) record a distance travelled; on planes and cars

(... is a kind of put down ) make a film or photograph of something

"take a scene" "shoot a movie"

(... is a kind of put down ) record on videotape

(... is a kind of put down ) record on photographic film

"I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"

(... is a kind of put down ) make underscoring marks

(... is a kind of put down ) notch a surface to record something

(... is a kind of put down ) maintain by writing regular records

"keep a diary" "maintain a record" "keep notes"

(... is a kind of put down ) record in film

"The coronation was filmed"

(... is a kind of put down ) record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

(... is a kind of put down ) enter into a log, as on ships and planes

(... is a kind of put down ) record in detail

"The parents documented every step of their child's development"

(... is a kind of put down ) keep score, as in games

(... is a kind of put down ) register one's arrival at work

(... is a kind of put down ) register electronically

"They recorded her singing"

(... is a kind of put down ) make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library

(... is a kind of put down ) display, as of records in sports games

(... is a kind of put down ) to perform and record a sale on a cash register

"Sally rang up Eve's purchase of tomatoes"

(... is a kind of put down ) record in a ship's manifest

"each passenger must be manifested"

(... is a kind of put down ) write, engrave, or print as a lasting record

(... is a kind of put down ) record in chronological order; make a historical record

(... is a kind of put down ) place in a container for keeping records

"File these bills, please"

(put down belongs to category ...) the act of making a record (especially an audio record)

"she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"

Definition 3: put in a horizontal position - [verb of contact]

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

  • lay the books on the table
  • lay the patient carefully onto the bed

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

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

(... is a kind of put down ) lay with rails

"hundreds of miles were railed out here"

(... is a kind of put down ) lay eggs

"This hen doesn't lay"

(... is a kind of put down ) lay eggs

"certain insects are said to blow"

(... is a kind of put down ) place in a grave or tomb

"Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square" "The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids" "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"

(... is a kind of put down ) bury again

"After the king's body had been exhumed and tested to traces of poison, it was reburied in the same spot"

(put down causes ...) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

"The sick man lay in bed all day" "the books are lying on the shelf"

Definition 4: remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave - [verb of contact]

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

  • unload the cargo
  • drop off the passengers at the hotel

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) bring to a destination, make a delivery

"our local super market delivers"

(... is a kind of put down ) discharge at a wharf

"wharf the passengers"

(... is a kind of put down ) drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter

Definition 5: cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place - [verb of contact]

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

  • set down your bags here

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

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

(... is a kind of put down ) set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

"He planked the money on the table" "He planked himself into the sofa"

Definition 6: put (an animal) to death - [verb of contact]

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

  • The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid
  • the sick cat had to be put down

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Definition 7: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally - [verb of emotion]

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

  • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
  • His critics took him down after the lecture

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

(... is a kind of put down ) lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation

"She reduced her niece to a servant"

(... is a kind of put down ) deprive of human qualities

"Life in poverty has dehumanized them"

Definition 8: cause to come to the ground - [verb of motion]

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

  • the pilot managed to land the airplane safely

Synonyms for put down in the sense of this definition

(put down is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

(put down causes ...) reach or come to rest

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

(put down belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

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