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Verb: put (put,putting)  pût
  1. Cause to have a certain (possibly abstract) location
    "Put your things here";
    - set, place, pose, position, lay
     
  2. Cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation
    "That song put me in awful good humour"; "put your ideas in writing"
     
  3. Formulate in a particular style or language
    "I wouldn't put it that way";
    - frame, redact, cast, couch
     
  4. Attribute or give
    "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";
    - assign
     
  5. Make an investment
    "Put money into bonds";
    - invest, commit, place
     
  6. Estimate
    "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.";
    - place, set
     
  7. Cause (someone) to undergo something
    "He put her to the torture"
     
  8. (music) adapt
    "put these words to music"
     
  9. Organize thoughts, ideas, or temporal events
    "I put these memories with those of bygone times";
    - arrange, set up, order
Noun: put  pût
  1. The option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    - put option

Derived forms: puts, putting

See also: put across, put away, put back, put down, put off, put on, put out, put over, put through, put together, put up

Type of: alter, apply, approximate, arrange, articulate, change, displace, drop, employ, estimate, expend, formulate, gauge, give voice, guess, judge, modify, move, option, organise [Brit], organize, phrase, set, spend, subject, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, word

Part of: span, straddle

Encyclopedia: Put