1. 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"
(synonym) wear, get into, don, assume
(hypernym) dress, get dressed
2. add to something existing; "She put on a sun room"
3. put on the stove or ready for cooking; "put on the tea, please!"
(hypernym) cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
4. carry out (performances); "They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
(synonym) turn in
(hypernym) make, create
5. add to the odometer; "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
6. prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
(hypernym) organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate
7. apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
(hyponym) dab, swab, swob
8. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
(synonym) gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, take in, put one over, put one across
(hypernym) deceive, betray, lead astray
(hyponym) pull the leg of, kid
(derivation) fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on
9. increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
(hypernym) change state, turn
(hyponym) round, flesh out, fill out
1. 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"
(synonym) assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, sham
(similar) counterfeit, imitative
1. a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
(synonym) parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade
(hypernym) caricature, imitation, impersonation
2. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
(synonym) fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug
(hypernym) trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan
(derivation) gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across
3. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
(synonym) antic, joke, prank, trick, caper
(hypernym) diversion, recreation
(hyponym) dirty trick