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  • as inplace
  • as inidentify

synonyms for put one's finger on

  • associate
  • determine
  • diagnose
  • distinguish
  • finger
  • indicate
  • know
  • nail
  • peg
  • pinpoint
  • remember
  • spot
  • tell
  • determinate
  • figure out
  • set in context
  • diagnose
  • pinpoint
  • describe
  • spot
  • classify
  • determine
  • analyze
  • establish
  • find
  • select
  • name
  • separate
  • catalog
  • tag
  • place
  • distinguish
  • peg
  • card
  • determinate
  • make out
  • tab
  • single out
  • button down
  • diagnosticate
  • pick out
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antonyms for put one's finger on

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  • forget
  • misunderstand
  • overlook
  • unfasten
  • disarrange
  • discompose
  • dislodge
  • disorder
  • displace
  • empty
  • lose
  • misplace
  • remove
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How to use put one's finger 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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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PUT ONE'S FINGER ON

  • analyzed
  • buttoned down
  • carded
  • cataloged
  • classified
  • described
  • determinated
  • determined
  • diagnosed
  • diagnosticated
  • distinguished
  • established
  • found
  • made out
  • named
  • pegged
  • picked out
  • pinpointed
  • placed
  • put one's finger on
  • selected
  • separated
  • single out
  • spotted
  • tabbed
  • tagged
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.