Definition of Put on

1. Verb. Put clothing on one's body. "He got into his jeans"

Exact synonyms: Assume, Don, Get Into, Wear
Generic synonyms: Dress, Get Dressed
Specialized synonyms: Hat, Try, Try On, Scarf, Slip On
Derivative terms: Wear, Wearable



2. Adjective. Adopted in order to deceive. "Sham modesty"
Exact synonyms: Assumed, False, Fictitious, Fictive, Pretended, Sham
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative
Derivative terms: Falseness, Fiction, Sham, Sham

3. Verb. Add to something existing. "She put on a sun room"
Generic synonyms: Add

4. Verb. Put on the stove or ready for cooking. "The chefs put on the vegetables"; "Put on the tea, please!"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Cook, Fix, Make, Prepare, Ready

5. Verb. Carry out (performances). "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
Exact synonyms: Turn In
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

6. Verb. Add to the odometer. "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
Generic synonyms: Add

7. Verb. Prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance. "Mount a play"
Exact synonyms: Mount
Specialized synonyms: Rerun
Generic synonyms: Devise, Get Up, Machinate, Organise, Organize, Prepare

8. Verb. Apply to a surface. "Put on make-up!"
Exact synonyms: Apply
Specialized synonyms: Dab, Swab, Swob, Daub, Gum, Dress, Cream, Cold-cream, Putty, Sponge On, Clap On, Slam On, Slap On
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Application, Application, Applier

9. Verb. Fool or hoax. "You can't fool me!"
Exact synonyms: Befool, Cod, Dupe, Fool, Gull, Put One Across, Put One Over, Slang, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Kid, Pull The Leg Of
Generic synonyms: Betray, Deceive, Lead Astray
Derivative terms: Dupe, Dupery, Fool, Fool, Gull, Put-on, Take-in

10. Verb. Increase (one's body weight). "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
Exact synonyms: Gain
Specialized synonyms: Fill Out, Flesh Out, Round, Pack On
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Gainer
Antonyms: Reduce

Definition of Put on

1. Verb. (&lit put on) ¹

2. Verb. To don (clothing, equipment(,) or the like). ¹

3. Verb. To fool, kid, deceive. ¹

4. Verb. To assume, adopt or affect; to behave in a particular way as a pretence. ¹

5. Verb. To play (a recording). ¹

6. Verb. To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop. ¹

7. Verb. To perform for an audience. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Put On

put forth
put forward
put hair on someone's chest
put heads together
put horns on
put in
put in motion
put in place
put in practice
put in with
put into effect
put into practice
put it there
put lipstick on a pig
put off
put on (current term)
put on airs
put on the block
put on the dog
put on the line
put on the map
put on weight
put one's affairs in order
put one's back into
put one's best foot forward
put one's cards on the table
put one's feet up
put one's finger on

Literary usage of Put on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (2001)
"Tom put on the greaves, the gaunt- "TOM put on THE GREAVES." lets, the plumed helmet, and such other pieces as he could don without assistance, ..."

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