• Put Definition & Synonyms

  1. () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.
  2. (v. t.) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  3. (n.) A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
  4. (v. t.) To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.
  5. (v. t.) To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put forth = to thrust out).
  6. (n.) A prostitute.
  7. (n.) A certain game at cards.
  8. (v. i.) To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.
  9. (n.) The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.
  10. (v. i.) To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  11. (v. t.) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.
  12. (imp. & p. p.) of Put
  13. (v. t.) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
  14. (n.) A privilege which one party buys of another to "put" (deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc., at a certain price and date.
  15. (v. t.) To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.
  16. (v. t.) To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a question; to put a case.
  17. (v. t.) To throw or cast with a pushing motion "overhand," the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.
  18. (n.) A pit.
  19. (v. i.) To steer; to direct ones course; to go.

Arrange, Assign, Cast, Commit, Couch, Frame, Invest, Lay, Order, Place, Pose, Position, Redact, Set,

• Putrefy Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.
  2. (v. t.) To corrupt; to make foul.
  3. (v. t.) To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound.
  4. (v. i.) To become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot.