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Antonyms for put downput down

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. put down

    To defeat an enemy is to gain an advantage for the time; to vanquish is to win a signal victory; to conquer is to overcome so effectually that the victory is regarded as final. Conquer, in many cases, carries the idea of possession; as, to conquer respect, affection, peace, etc. A country is conquered when its armies are defeated and its territory is occupied by the enemy; it may be subjected to indemnity or to various disabilities; it is subjugated when it is held helplessly and continuously under military control; it is subdued when all resistance has died out. An army is defeated when forcibly driven back; it is routed when it is converted into a mob of fugitives. Compare BEAT.

    Antonyms:
    capitulate, cede, fail, fall, fly, forfeit, lose, resign, retire, retreat, submit, succumb, surrender, yield

    Synonyms:
    beat, checkmate, conquer, crush, defeat, discomfit, down, humble, master, overcome, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, overthrow, prevail over, reduce, rout, subdue, subject, subjugate, surmount, vanquish, win, worst

Princeton's WordNet

  1. put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedownverb

    a crushing remark

    Synonyms:
    squelch circuit, squelcher, squelch, put-down, takedown

  2. set down, put down, place downverb

    cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

    "set down your bags here"

    Synonyms:
    destroy, bring down, enter, get down, disgrace, record, degrade, disembark, lay, discharge, debark, repose, set down, drop, land, take down, demean, drop off, place down, unload, write down

  3. lay, put down, reposeverb

    put in a horizontal position

    "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

    Synonyms:
    put, destroy, bring down, enter, get down, recline, disgrace, set, pose, place, degrade, discharge, lay, drop, unload, rest, repose, set down, record, land, take down, reside, position, demean, drop off, recumb, place down, write down

  4. land, put down, bring downverb

    cause to come to the ground

    "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"

    Synonyms:
    unload, land, write down, repose, bring down, overthrow, bring, impose, drop off, disgrace, lower, visit, get down, place down, cut, demean, trim back, trim, record, shoot down, cut down, lay, reduce, degrade, let down, subvert, overturn, take down, set down, trim down, down, inflict, set ashore, drop, enter, discharge, cut back, shore, destroy

  5. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downverb

    reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

    "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"

    Synonyms:
    unload, land, write down, repose, bring down, cheapen, dishonour, pull down, raze, drop off, disgrace, lower, discredit, take down, dismantle, get down, place down, demean, shame, record, lay, tear down, degrade, let down, level, set down, attaint, dishonor, drop, enter, discharge, destroy, rase, note

  6. drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, dischargeverb

    leave or unload

    "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"

    Synonyms:
    fall back, drowse off, eject, strike down, fall behind, empty, unload, exonerate, send away, drop down, deteriorate, cast, enter, offload, miss, drop away, spend, omit, throw away, nod off, exculpate, doze off, dangle, destroy, land, muster out, fire, throw off, get down, expend, overleap, unlade, lay, fall asleep, flatten, exhaust, cut down, dribble, place down, overlook, knock off, devolve, dispatch, leave out, demean, repose, go off, shed, complete, sink, shake off, bring down, pretermit, write down, acquit, free, disgrace, drop off, neglect, recede, fell, cast off, disembark, drift off, degenerate, throw, lose, set down, release, dope off, dismiss, expel, assoil, degrade, drop, flake out, discharge, debark, fall away, record, clear, send packing, drip, swing, slip, take down

  7. destroy, put downverb

    put (an animal) to death

    "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down"

    Synonyms:
    destroy, bring down, enter, ruin, disgrace, record, degrade, discharge, lay, drop, unload, repose, set down, land, take down, demolish, demean, drop off, get down, destruct, place down, write down

  8. write down, set down, get down, put downverb

    put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

    Synonyms:
    unload, land, swallow, write down, repose, bring down, get off, get, cast down, debark, drop off, disgrace, destroy, lower, demoralise, commence, dismount, get down, place down, demoralize, write off, demean, record, lay, degrade, let down, expense, take down, set down, start, begin, drop, enter, discharge, start out, dispirit, depress, deject, dismay, light, set about, unhorse, set out, disembark

  9. record, enter, put downverb

    make a record of; set down in permanent form

    Synonyms:
    move into, land, figure, repose, bring down, commemorate, insert, read, introduce, go into, register, show, participate, destroy, drop off, embark, get down, place down, enrol, demean, come in, write down, record, accede, lay, immortalize, degrade, inscribe, memorialise, take down, get in, disgrace, infix, unload, tape, get into, drop, enter, discharge, enroll, recruit, immortalise, go in, set down, memorialize

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. put down

    Synonyms:
    deposit, crush, quell, suppress, repress, vanquish overthrow, reduce, lower

How to use put down in a sentence?

  1. Hugo Castro:

    A tanker truck pulled up that evening and started spraying water on the road, for a moment it felt like the highway was covered in blood. I turned away and put down more crosses.

  2. Tammy Faye:

    I think I have a lot in common with the gay population because they've been made fun of and put down and misunderstood and have really had a rough row to hoe in life, they identify with me and I certainly identify with what they're still going through.

  3. John Hickenlooper:

    I'm probably one of the few, if not the only candidate who's actually been able to bring people together who were in conflict, they were feuding, and get them to put down their weapons, take the time to hear each other and then actually achieve progressive goals through their willingness to work together and create a compromise.

  4. Henry Louis Mencken:

    The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.

  5. Victor Sulbaran:

    They put down thousands of hurdles so that you can't change your residency.

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