›[T]to move something into a particular place: Can you put the file on my desk when you've finished with it, please?We put the money in the safe at the end of each day.
›[T]to write down or record information: Put your full name at the top of the form.It's a good report, but you haven't put in anything about the costs.You can save a lot of time and effort by putting your accounts on a computer.
›[T]to express something in words: I hate these designs, but I don't know how to put it in a tactful way.We're going to have to work very hard, but as Chris so succinctly put it, there's no gain without pain.
›[T]to cause someone or something to be in a particular condition or situation: put sb in a difficult/awkward/embarrassing, etc. positionThis puts me in a very difficult position.put sth into effect/practiceLet's give her the chance to put her ideas into practice.I don't know what the problem is, but we have two days to put it right.put sb under pressure/strain/stressHe put me under pressure to change my mind.put sb out of business/work/a jobUnemployment benefits for those put out of work have been extended for six months.
›[T]to officially begin using something: The government is expected to put a new tax on cars.The government put through a law requiring equal access to buildings for disabled people.
›[T]to judge something or someone in comparison with other similar things or people: put sb/sth among sb/sthHis four-year deal put him among the country's highest earners.put sb/sth first/tenth/50th, etc.Washington's quarterly rate of one foreclosure for every 436 households put it 21st among states.
put a price/value/figure on sth›to say what you think the price or value of something is: They've put a price of €2 million on the factory.
to put it bluntly/simply/briefly, etc.›to express something in a particular way: To put it bluntly, you're going to have to improve.