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Synonyms for put down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedown(verb)

    a crushing remark

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

  2. set down, put down, place down(verb)

    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, repose(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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, discharge(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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

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.

    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. demine

    when people are put down or seen as a minor

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. put down

    Synonyms:
    deposit, lay down

  2. put down

    Synonyms:
    repress, crush, baffle, overthrow, destroy

  3. put down

    Synonyms:
    degrade, humiliate, abash, shame, disconcert, humble

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. put down

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

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How to say put down in sign language?

  1. putdown

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How to use put down in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Ian Lindsey:

    The authorities have been working overtime to put down a containment area and they were here last night ready to defend us, but there wasn't a lot of fire really, anyone who needed to had retreated. I'm not surprised, last weekend was intense.

  3. Eudora Welty:

    When you see yourself in proportion -- as you're bound to do when you get some sense -- then you see how much greater what is real is than anything you can put down.

  4. Mike Ziri:

    If they do an eye check and decide what to put down, that's problematic, it's problematic for a transgender person, where the appearance may not match what is on the pass, especially if transitioning.

  5. Sheriff Mike Nielsen:

    Please pay attention to your driving when operating a motor vehicle, give yourself plenty of room to have a way out, put down your phone or other objects, DO NOT drive distracted or impaired ! Keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.


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