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Definition of 'put'


  1. the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
       Synonyms: put option
       Antonyms: call option call


  1. put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
       Synonyms: set place pose position lay
  2. cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; "That song put me in awful good humor"
  3. formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
       Synonyms: frame redact cast couch
  4. attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"
       Synonyms: assign
  5. make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
       Synonyms: invest commit place
       Antonyms: divest disinvest
  6. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
       Synonyms: place set
  7. cause (someone) to undergo something; "He put her to the torture"
  8. adapt; "put these words to music"
  9. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
       Synonyms: arrange set up order

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