What is the meaning of put on?


  • Put clothing on one's body.
    • usage: "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"
  • Add to something existing.
    • usage: "She put on a sun room"
  • Put on the stove or ready for cooking.
    • usage: "put on the tea, please"
  • Carry out (performances. )
    • usage: "They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
  • Add to the odometer.
    • usage: "He put on 1, 000 miles on this trip"
  • Prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance.
    • usage: "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
  • Apply to a surface.
    • usage: "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up"
  • Fool or hoax.
    • usage: "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me"
  • Increase (one's body weight. )
    • usage: "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"


  • Adopted in order to deceive.
    • usage: "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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APAWordNet. (2010). put on. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/put_on/definitions/1181711
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "put on" http://smartdefine.org/put_on/definitions/1181711 (accessed April 22, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, put on, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/put_on/definitions/1181711>.
MLAWordNet. "put on" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/put_on/definitions/1181711>
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