Definitions for put on
parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(noun)
a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(noun)
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on(adj)
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham(verb)
adopted in order to deceive
"an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
wear, put on, get into, don, assume(verb)
put clothing on one's body
"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
"She put on a sun room"
put on the stove or ready for cooking
"put on the tea, please!"
put on, turn in(verb)
carry out (performances)
"They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
add to the odometer
"He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
mount, put on(verb)
prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
"mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
put on, apply(verb)
apply to a surface
"She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)
fool or hoax
"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
gain, put on(verb)
increase (one's body weight)
"She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
≠ take off
He put on his red sneakers.; Put the green earrings on.
(of a person) to become heavier
He's put on a lot of weight.
to arrange a performance
The school is putting on a play.
She puts on a great English accent.
pretending sth is true as a trick
She's not 45 - you're putting me on!
To don (clothing, equipment or the like).
To fool, kid, deceive.
To assume, adopt or affect; to behave in a particular way as a pretence.
To play (a recording).
To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop.
To perform for an audience.
Translations for put on
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to switch on (a light etc)
Put the light on!
- يُضيءُ، يُشْعِلُArabic
- ligarPortuguese (BR)
- rozsvítit, zapnoutCzech
- põlema panemaEstonian
- روشن کردنFarsi
- kytkeä päälleFinnish
- बत्ती जलानाHindi
- meggyújt, bekapcsolHungarian
- 스위치를 켜다Korean
- ieslēgt (gaismu u.tml.)Latvian
- slå påNorwegian
- روشن کردنPersian
- a aprindeRomanian
- rozsvietiť, zapnúťSlovak
- sätta på, tändaSwedish
- เปิด (ไฟ)Thai
- yakmak, açmakTurkish
- 開(燈)Chinese (Trad.)
- جلانا، چالو کرناUrdu
- 开（灯）Chinese (Simp.)
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