put on

Primary Meanings of put on

1.
v
put clothing on one's body
2.
v
add to something existing
3.
v
prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
4.
vadj
fool or hoax
adopted in order to deceive
Full Definitions of put on
1

v put clothing on one's body

“He put on his best suit for the wedding”
Synonyms:
assume, don, get into, wear
Types:
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hat
put on or wear a hat
try, try on
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
scarf
wrap in or adorn with a scarf
slip on
put on with ease or speed
bonnet
dress in a bonnet
Type of:
dress, get dressed
put on clothes

v put on the stove or ready for cooking

put on the tea, please!”
Type of:
cook, fix, make, prepare, ready
prepare for eating by applying heat

v apply to a surface

Put on make-up!”
Synonyms:
apply
Types:
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dab, swab, swob
apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
daub
apply to a surface
gum
cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
dress
put a dressing on
cream
put on cream, as on one's face or body
cold-cream
put cold cream on one's face
putty
apply putty in order to fix or fill
sponge on
apply with a sponge
clap on, slam on, slap on
apply carelessly
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
2

v add to something existing

“She put on a sun room”
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

v increase (one's body weight)

Synonyms:
gain
Antonyms:
lose weight, melt off, reduce, slenderize, slim, slim down, thin
take off weight
Types:
fill out, flesh out, round
become round, plump, or shapely
pack on
gain (weight)
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v add to the odometer

“He put on 1,000 miles on this trip”
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
3

v prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

Synonyms:
mount
Types:
rerun
rerun a performance of a play, for example
Type of:
devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
arrange by systematic planning and united effort

v carry out (performances)

Synonyms:
turn in
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become
4

v fool or hoax

Synonyms:
befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
Types:
kid, pull the leg of
tell false information to for fun
Type of:
betray, deceive, lead astray
cause someone to believe an untruth

adj adopted in order to deceive

Synonyms:
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, sham
counterfeit, imitative
not genuine; imitating something superior

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