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put

verb [T + adv/prep] (JUDGE)    /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to judge something or someone in comparison with other similar things or people: I'd put him among the top six tennis players of all time. Drama critics have put her on a level/par with the great Shakespearean actresses. He always puts the needs of his family first/last (= they are the most/least important thing to him).Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value Grammar:PutThe irregular verb put means ‘move something into a particular place’. The past simple form is put and the -ed form is put:See more
(Definition of put verb (JUDGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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