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Definition 1: the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for put in the sense of this definition

(put is a kind of ...) the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited

(... is part of put) the act of sitting or standing astride

Definition 2: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events - [verb of cognition]

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

  • arrange my schedule
  • set up one's life
  • I put these memories with those of bygone times

Synonyms for put in the sense of this definition

(put is a kind of ...) cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

(... is a kind of put ) arrange or represent events so that they co-occur

"synchronize biblical events"

(... is a kind of put ) divide, combine, or mark into phrases

"phrase a musical passage"

Definition 3: estimate - [verb of cognition]

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

  • We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Synonyms for put in the sense of this definition

(put is a kind of ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

Definition 4: formulate in a particular style or language - [verb of communication]

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

  • I wouldn't put it that way
  • She cast her request in very polite language

Synonyms for put in the sense of this definition

(put is a kind of ...) put into words or an expression

"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

Definition 5: attribute or give - [verb of consumption]

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

  • She put too much emphasis on her the last statement
  • He put all his efforts into this job
  • The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story

Synonyms for put in the sense of this definition

(put is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

(... is a kind of put ) put or confide something in a person or thing

"These philosophers reposed the law in the people"

Definition 6: put into a certain place or abstract location - [verb of contact]

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

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

Synonyms for put in the sense of this definition

(put is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of put ) place so as to overlap

"imbricate the roof tiles"

(... is a kind of put ) set, turn, or stand on end

"upend the box and empty the contents"

(... is a kind of put ) show to a seat; assign a seat for

"The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

(... is a kind of put ) place in or on a seat

"the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"

(... is a kind of put ) put in a horizontal position

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

(... is a kind of put ) put into an upright position

"Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

(... is a kind of put ) cause to recline

"She reclined her head on the pillow"

(... is a kind of put ) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

"Let's plant flowers in the garden"

(... is a kind of put ) rest on or as if on a pillow

"pillow your head"

(... is a kind of put ) place or put on the ground

(... is a kind of put ) put in barrels

(... is a kind of put ) put into a bucket

(... is a kind of put ) put into bottles

"bottle the mineral water"

(... is a kind of put ) put or settle into a position

"The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley"

(... is a kind of put ) place side by side

"The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"

(... is a kind of put ) place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position

"misplaced modifiers"

(... is a kind of put ) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

"She sowed sunflower seeds"

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

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

(... is a kind of put ) put (something somewhere) firmly

"She posited her hand on his shoulder" "deposit the suitcase on the bench" "fix your eyes on this spot"

(... is a kind of put ) put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle

"ladle soup into the bowl"

(... is a kind of put ) to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly

"Jane threw dinner together" "throw the car into reverse"

(... is a kind of put ) settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground

"dust settled on the roofs"

(... is a kind of put ) place in proper rank

"marshal the troops"

(... is a kind of put ) place at intervals

"Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"

(... is a kind of put ) place in glycerol

(... is a kind of put ) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

(... is a kind of put ) place or attach firmly in or on a base

"seat the camera on the tripod"

(... is a kind of put ) move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action

"siphon gas into the tank"

(... is a kind of put ) put into a position that will restore a normal state

"set a broken bone"

(... is a kind of put ) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled

"cram books into the suitcase"

(... is a kind of put ) put (something) on a structure or conveyance

"load the bags onto the trucks"

(... is a kind of put ) cause to perch or sit

"She perched her hat on her head"

(... is a kind of put ) put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

"Rest your head on my shoulder"

(... is a kind of put ) put quickly or forcibly

"The judge clapped him in jail"

(... is a kind of put ) cause to lean or incline

"He leaned his rifle against the wall"

(... is a kind of put ) cause to be balanced or suspended

(... is a kind of put ) cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

"set down your bags here"

(... is a kind of put ) place side by side or in close proximity

(... is a kind of put ) put to bed

"The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

(... is a kind of put ) place or put in a particular order

"the dots are unevenly disposed"

(... is a kind of put ) fix firmly

"He ensconced himself in the chair"

(... is a kind of put ) place temporarily

"park the car in the yard" "park the children with the in-laws" "park your bag in this locker"

(... is a kind of put ) place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide

(... is a kind of put ) place on top of

"can you superimpose the two images?"

(... is a kind of put ) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of put ) place or lay as if in a pile

"The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"

(... is a kind of put ) position comfortably

"The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"

(... is a kind of put ) place at intervals in or among

"intersperse exclamation marks in the text"

(... is a kind of put ) place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive

"Plant a spy in Moscow" "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"

(... is a kind of put ) form, arrange, or deposit in layers

"The fish are stratified in barrels" "The rock was stratified by the force of the water" "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"

(... is a kind of put ) put something back where it belongs

"replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it" "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"

(... is a kind of put ) place (a ship's mast) in its step

(... is a kind of put ) place before another constituent in the sentence

"English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them"

(... is a kind of put ) place after another constituent in the sentence

"Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"

(... is a kind of put ) set the trigger of a firearm back for firing

(... is a kind of put ) place on the docket for legal action

"Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"

(... is a kind of put ) put into place or position

"the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar"

(... is a kind of put ) provide a new emplacement for guns

(... is a kind of put ) place into a coffin

"her body was coffined"

(... is a kind of put ) place in a rack

"rack pool balls"

(... is a kind of put ) place on a tee

"tee golf balls"

(... is a kind of put ) place or put with great energy

"She threw the blanket around the child" "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

(... is a kind of put ) place into another position

(... is a kind of put ) put into a recess

"recess lights"

(... is a kind of put ) place end to end without overlapping

"The frames must be butted at the joints"

(... is a kind of put ) place parallel to one another

(... is a kind of put ) put in the middle

(... is a kind of put ) place signs, as along a road

"sign an intersection" "This road has been signed"

(... is a kind of put ) to put something (eg trust) in something

"The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

(... is a kind of put ) place in a cylindrical vessel

"jar the jam"

(... is a kind of put ) place on a shelf

"shelve books"

(... is a kind of put ) place into a small compartment

(... is a kind of put ) set, plant, or bury in a trench

"trench the fallen soldiers" "trench the vegetables"

(... is a kind of put ) put (something) under or beneath

"They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"

(... is a kind of put ) place on board a ship

"ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"

(... is a kind of put ) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

Definition 7: cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation - [verb of contact]

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

  • That song put me in awful good humor
  • put your ideas in writing

(put is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of put ) help someone go to bed

"Mother put the baby to sleep"

Definition 8: adapt - [verb of creation]

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

  • put these words to music

(put is a kind of ...) adapt for performance in a different way

"set this poem to music"

(put belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 9: cause (someone) to undergo something - [verb of perception]

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

  • He put her to the torture

(put is a kind of ...) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

Definition 10: make an investment - [verb of possession]

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

  • Put money into bonds

Synonyms for put in the sense of this definition

(put is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(... is a kind of put ) invest money in government securities

(... is a kind of put ) re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security

"She rolled over her IRA"

(... is a kind of put ) invest (money) so that it is not taxable

(... is a kind of put ) invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes

"All my money is tied up in long-term investments"

(... is a kind of put ) invest at a risk

"I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"

(... is a kind of put ) buy stocks or shares of a company

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