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Definition 1: put clothing on one's body - [verb of body]

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

  • What 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

Synonyms for put on in the sense of this definition

(put on is a kind of ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of put on ) put on or wear a hat

"He was unsuitably hatted"

(... is a kind of put on ) put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice

"Try on this sweater to see how it looks"

(... is a kind of put on ) wrap in or adorn with a scarf

(... is a kind of put on ) put on with ease or speed

"slip into something more comfortable after work" "slip on one's shoes"

Definition 2: increase (one's body weight) - [verb of body]

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

  • She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising

Synonyms for put on in the sense of this definition

(put on is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of put on ) become round, plump, or shapely

"The young woman is fleshing out"

(... is a kind of put on ) gain (weight)

"He packed on two pounds over the summer"

Definition 3: add to something existing - [verb of change]

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

  • She put on a sun room

(put on is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

Definition 4: add to the odometer - [verb of change]

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

  • He put on 1,000 miles on this trip

(put on is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

Definition 5: fool or hoax - [verb of communication]

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

  • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
  • You can't fool me!

Synonyms for put on in the sense of this definition

(put on is a kind of ...) cause someone to believe an untruth

"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

(... is a kind of put on ) tell false information to for fun

"Are you pulling my leg?"

Definition 6: apply to a surface - [verb of contact]

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

  • She applied paint to the back of the house
  • Put on make-up!

Synonyms for put on in the sense of this definition

(put on is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(... is a kind of put on ) apply (usually a liquid) to a surface

"dab the wall with paint"

(... is a kind of put on ) apply with a sponge

"The painter sponged on his washes"

(... is a kind of put on ) apply putty in order to fix or fill

"putty the window sash"

(... is a kind of put on ) put cold cream on one's face

(... is a kind of put on ) put on cream, as on one's face or body

"She creams her face every night"

(... is a kind of put on ) put a dressing on

"dress the salads"

(... is a kind of put on ) cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum

"if you gum the tape it is stronger"

(... is a kind of put on ) apply to a surface

"daub paint onto the wall"

(... is a kind of put on ) apply carelessly

"slap some paint onto the wall"

Definition 7: prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance - [verb of creation]

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

  • mount a theater production
  • mount an attack
  • mount a play

Synonyms for put on in the sense of this definition

(put on is a kind of ...) arrange by systematic planning and united effort

"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

(... is a kind of put on ) rerun a performance of a play, for example

Definition 8: carry out (performances) - [verb of creation]

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

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

Synonyms for put on in the sense of this definition

(put on is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 9: put on the stove or ready for cooking - [verb of creation]

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

  • put on the tea, please!

(put on is a kind of ...) prepare for eating by applying heat

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

(put on 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 10: adopted in order to deceive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an assumed name
  • an assumed cheerfulness
  • a fictitious address
  • fictive sympathy
  • a pretended interest
  • a put-on childish voice
  • sham modesty

Synonyms for put on in the sense of this definition

(put on is similar to ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

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