put up

Definitions of put up
  1. verb
    place so as to be noticed
    synonyms: post
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    instal, install, put in, set up
    set up for use
  2. verb
    mount or put up
    put up a good fight”
    synonyms: offer, provide
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    engage, wage
    carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
  3. verb
    construct, build, or erect
    synonyms: erect, raise, rear, set up
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    dismantle, level, pull down, rase, raze, take down, tear down
    tear down so as to make flat with the ground
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    build, construct, make
    make by combining materials and parts
  4. verb
    propose as a candidate for some honor
    synonyms: nominate, put forward
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    nominate, propose
    put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
  5. verb
    provide housing for
    synonyms: domiciliate, house
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    put up in a new or different housing
    provide with, or send to, a home
    accommodate, lodge
    provide housing for
    place in a chamber
    take in
    provide with shelter
    lodge in barracks
    supply with room and board
    billet, canton, quarter
    provide housing for (military personnel)
    type of:
    provide shelter for
  6. verb
    “The city has to put up half the required amount”
    synonyms: contribute
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    give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
  7. verb
    make available for sale at an auction
    “The dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction”
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    make available for sale
  8. verb
    put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    synonyms: abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
    experience (emotional) pain
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    accept, live with, swallow
    tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    hold still for, stand for
    tolerate or bear
    bear up
    endure cheerfully
    take lying down
    suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively
    take a joke
    listen to a joke at one's own expense
    sit out
    endure to the end
    bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
    get one's lumps, take one's lumps
    suffer the results or consequences of one's behavior or actions
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    allow, countenance, let, permit
    consent to, give permission
  9. verb
    preserve in a can or tin
    synonyms: can, tin
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    keep, preserve
    prevent (food) from rotting
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