put on (transitive)
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see put, on
- He put the pen on the table.
- Put it on the list.
- The doctor put me on a diet.
- To don (clothing, equipment
or the like).
- Why don't you put on your jacket. It's cold.
- To fool, kid, deceive.
- You must be putting me on.
- She's putting on that she's sicker than she really is.
- To assume, adopt or affect; to behave in a particular way as a pretense.
- Why are you putting on that silly voice?
- He's just putting on that limp -- his leg's actually fine.
- To play (a recording).
- I'll put on your favorite record.
- Can you put on The Sound of Music? I'd like to see it again.
- To initiate cooking or warming, especially on a stovetop.
- I'll put on some coffee for everybody.
- To perform for an audience.
- The actors put on a show.
- To organize a performance for an audience.
- (obsolete) To hurry up; to move swiftly forward.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (
please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗:
- Sophia […] saw several horses coming after on full speed. This greatly alarmed her fears, and she called to the guide to put on as fast as possible.
- (literal—on a list) put down; see also Thesaurus:enlist
- (don clothing) beclothe; see also Thesaurus:clothe
- (fool, kid, deceive) hoodwink; see also Thesaurus:deceive
- (move swiftly forward) hasten; see also Thesaurus:speed up
- (literal—on a list) take off
- (don clothing) doff, take off; see also Thesaurus:undress
- (play a recording) take off
- French: mettre
- German: anziehen
- Italian: vestire
- Portuguese: vestir, pôr
- Russian: надева́ть
- Spanish: ponerse
- Russian: ста́вить