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Meaning & Definition of Put in English





1. The option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

  • put option,
  • put


1. Put into a certain place or abstract location

  • "Put your things here"
  • "Set the tray down"
  • "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"
  • "Place emphasis on a certain point"
  • put,
  • 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 humor"
  • "Put your ideas in writing"
  • put

3. Formulate in a particular style or language

  • "I wouldn't put it that way"
  • "She cast her request in very polite language"
  • frame,
  • redact,
  • cast,
  • put,
  • 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"
  • put,
  • assign

5. Make an investment

  • "Put money into bonds"
  • invest,
  • put,
  • commit,
  • place

6. Estimate

  • "We put the time of arrival at 8 p.m."
  • place,
  • put,
  • set

7. Cause (someone) to undergo something

  • "He put her to the torture"
  • put

8. Adapt

  • "Put these words to music"
  • put

9. Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

  • "Arrange my schedule"
  • "Set up one's life"
  • "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  • arrange,
  • set up,
  • put,
  • order

Examples of using

I can't believe nobody has put this song up yet on all of YouTube.
Tom put a gun to Mary's head and pulled the trigger.
Please put this in the safe.