Synonyms for put-on


1. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on, caricature, imitation, impersonation
usage: a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
2. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on, trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan
usage: something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
3. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on, diversion, recreation
usage: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement


1. wear, put on, get into, don, assume, dress, get dressed
usage: 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"
2. put on, add
usage: add to something existing; "She put on a sun room"
3. put on, cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
usage: put on the stove or ready for cooking; "put on the tea, please!"
4. put on, turn in, make, create
usage: carry out (performances); "They turned in a splendid effort"; "They turned in top jobs for the second straight game"
5. put on, add
usage: add to the odometer; "He put on 1,000 miles on this trip"
6. mount, put on, organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate
usage: prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
7. put on, apply, cover
usage: apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
8. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across, deceive, betray, lead astray
usage: fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
9. gain, put on, change state, turn
usage: increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"


1. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham, counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative
usage: 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"
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