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Definition of put

What is the definition of "put"?
  • putverb-transitive
  • 1. To place in a specified location; set: She put the books on the table.
    2. To cause to be in a specified condition: His gracious manners put me at ease.
    3. To cause (one) to undergo something; subject: The interrogators put the prisoner to torture.
    4. To assign; attribute: They put a false interpretation on events.
    5. To estimate: We put the time at five o'clock.


Use "put" in a sentence
  • "A royalist divine also, during the Protectorate, did not scruple to quibble in the following prayer, which he was accustomed to deliver: -- "O Lord, who hast put a sword into the hand of thy servant, Oliver, _put it into his heart_ ALSO -- to do according to thy word.""

    "When for any reason it is necessary to put a small or weakly rooted plant or cutting, or a cutting that is just on the point of sending forth roots, in a pot that seems too large, _put it near the edge of the pot_, instead of in the middle."

    "—Now, mamma, ” he went on, as he turned to Mme. Vauquer and put his arm round her waist, “put on your bonnet, your best flowered silk, and the countess’s scarf, while I go out to call a cab—all my own self."

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