to put on (third-person singular simple present puts on, present participle putting on, simple past and past participle put on) (transitive)
- Used other than as an idiom: see put, on.
- He put the pen on the table.
- Put it on the list.
- Put on your pants!
- To don (clothing, equipment, or the like).
- Why don't you put on your jacket. It's cold.
- He puts on a different persona whenever Julie is around.
- She puts on an air of bravado.
- To prescribe a treatment for.
- The doctor put me on pills for my allergies.
- To fool, kid, deceive.
- You must be putting me on.
- She's putting on that she's sicker than she really is.
- 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.
- He's just putting on an act of innocence: he knows he's guilty.
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to don clothing
- Irish: cuir ar (ga)
- Japanese: 着る (ja) (きる, kiru), 履く (ja) (はく, haku), 被る (ja) (かぶる, kaburu)
- Korean: 입다 (ko) (ipda)
- Pashto: اغوستل (ps) (aγustəl)
- Russian: (imperfective) надевать (ru) (nadevát'), (perfective) надеть (ru) (nadét')
- Spanish: ponerse (es)
- Thai: ใส่ (th) (sài), สวมใส่ (th) (sŭam sài), สวม (th) (sŭam), ครอง (th) (krong)
- Turkish: giymek (tr)
- Urdu: پہننا (ur) (pahannā)
- Vietnamese: mặc vào (vi), (spectacles, earrings, etc.) đeo vào (vi), (shoes) đi vào (vi)