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    put on - Dictionary definition and meaning for word put on

    Definition
    (verb) put clothing on one's body
    Synonyms : assume , don , get into , wear
    Example Sentence
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
    Definition
    (verb) add to something existing
    Example Sentence
    • She put on a sun room
    Definition
    (verb) put on the stove or ready for cooking
    Example Sentence
    • put on the tea, please!
    Definition
    (verb) carry out (performances)
    Synonyms : turn in
    Example Sentence
    • They turned in a splendid effort
    • They turned in top jobs for the second straight game
    Definition
    (verb) add to the odometer
    Example Sentence
    • He put on 1,000 miles on this trip
    Definition
    (verb) prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
    Synonyms : mount
    Example Sentence
    • mount a theater production
    • mount an attack
    • mount a play
    Definition
    (verb) apply to a surface
    Synonyms : apply
    Example Sentence
    • She applied paint to the back of the house
    • Put on make-up!
    Definition
    (verb) fool or hoax
    Example Sentence
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!
    Definition
    (verb) increase (one's body weight)
    Synonyms : gain
    Example Sentence
    • She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising
    Definition
    (adj) adopted in order to deceive
    Synonyms : assumed , false , fictitious , fictive , pretended , sham
    Example Sentence
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
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