Definition of Put up

1. Verb. Place so as to be noticed. "Post a warning at the dump"

Exact synonyms: Post
Generic synonyms: Instal, Install, Put In, Set Up
Derivative terms: Posting

2. Verb. Mount or put up. "Offer resistance"
Exact synonyms: Offer, Provide
Generic synonyms: Engage, Wage

3. Verb. Construct, build, or erect. "Raise a barn"
Exact synonyms: Erect, Raise, Rear, Set Up
Category relationships: Building, Construction
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make
Derivative terms: Erecting, Erection, Erection
Antonyms: Level

4. Verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "Sam cannot put up Sue "; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

5. Verb. Make available for sale at an auction. "The dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction"
Generic synonyms: Offer

6. Verb. Preserve in a can or tin. "The chefs put up the vegetables"; "Tinned foods are not very tasty"
Exact synonyms: Can, Tin
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Keep, Preserve
Derivative terms: Can, Cannery, Tin, Tin

7. Verb. Provide housing for. "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
Exact synonyms: Domiciliate, House
Specialized synonyms: Rehouse, Home, Accommodate, Lodge, Chamber, Take In
Generic synonyms: Shelter
Derivative terms: Domiciliation, House, House, Housing

8. Verb. Provide. "The city has to put up half the required amount"
Exact synonyms: Contribute
Generic synonyms: Pay
Derivative terms: Contribution

9. Verb. Propose as a candidate for some honor.
Exact synonyms: Nominate, Put Forward
Generic synonyms: Nominate, Propose
Derivative terms: Nomination, Nomination, Nomination, Nominative, Nominator

Definition of Put up

1. Verb. (transitive) To place in a high location. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To hang or mount. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To cajole or dare to do something. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To store away. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To house, shelter, or take in. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To present, ''especially in'' "put up a fight". ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To endure, put up with. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Put Up

put through the mangle
put through the wringer
put to
put to bed
put to bed with a shovel
put to death
put to rest
put to sleep
put to the sword
put to the test
put to use
put to work
put together
put two and two together
put under
put up (current term)
put up a fight
put up one's dukes
put up or shut up
put up the shutters
put up with
put upon
put words in somebody's mouth
put words in someone's mouth

Literary usage of Put up

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

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"... the rector furtively and nervously glanced down, and instinctively put up his hand to feel if the remark was true), "or your coat rusty at the elbows. ..."

2. Miscellaneous Writings, 1883-1896 by Mary Baker Eddy (1896)
"The very conflict his Truth brought, in accomplishing its purpose of Love, meant, all the way through, " put up thy sword," but the sword must have been ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1876)
"This is a line of Extra Super, or Strictly First-Class Writing-Papers, linen stock, put up in handsome colored enameled paper, lithographed wrappers, ..."

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