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See definition of put on on Dictionary.com
  • verbpretend
  • verbstage a performance
  • nounhoax; pretense; façade

synonyms for put on

  • don
  • fake
  • pull
  • act
  • affect
  • assume
  • bluff
  • confound
  • confuse
  • counterfeit
  • deceive
  • feign
  • make believe
  • masquerade
  • playact
  • pose
  • put on a front
  • put on an act
  • sham
  • simulate
  • strike
  • take on
  • trick
  • bluff
  • cloak
  • color
  • coloring
  • cover
  • disguise
  • exterior
  • face
  • fake
  • front
  • frontage
  • gloss
  • guise
  • look
  • mask
  • masquerade
  • pretense
  • pretext
  • semblance
  • show
  • veil
  • veneer
  • disguisement
  • false colors
  • false front
  • window dressing

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    How to use put on in a sentence

    He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
    THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
    Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.
    THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
    Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
    The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.
    GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
    There he gave orders for the car to be put into running condition for the following morning, and returned to the hotel.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    You may, you probably will, differ very widely upon much that I have here put before you.
    THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
    But he put her gently by, saying, "I would rather be here, good Marda;" and went in and locked the door.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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    WORDS RELATED TO PUT ON

    • affectation
    • attitude
    • bit
    • chaser
    • dissimilation
    • fake
    • false front
    • feigning
    • front
    • performance
    • phony
    • pose
    • posture
    • pretense
    • put on
    • sham
    • show
    • shuck and jive
    • simulation
    • soft soap
    • stall
    • stance
    • stunt
    • sweet-talk
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