verb express
cleverly (BrE), eloquently, well

I thought you put your points very well.

gently, tactfully
bluntly, crudely
simply, succinctly

Put simply, we accept their offer or go bankrupt.

mildly (ironic)

I was annoyed, to put it mildly (= I was extremely angry).

to put it another way

He was too trusting—or, to put it another way, he had no head for business.

Put is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑win
Put is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ad, ↑advert, ↑advertisement, ↑ban, ↑bet, ↑blame, ↑bomb, ↑bullet, ↑burden, ↑capital, ↑case, ↑ceiling, ↑clip, ↑complexion, ↑confidence, ↑constraint, ↑cost, ↑cross, ↑curb, ↑curse, ↑cursor, ↑dent, ↑embargo, ↑emphasis, ↑end, ↑energy, ↑faith, ↑finger, ↑focus, ↑foot, ↑halt, ↑hand, ↑head, ↑hope, ↑initial, ↑knife, ↑limit, ↑money, ↑moratorium, ↑motion, ↑needle, ↑palm, ↑perspective, ↑point of view, ↑premium, ↑pressure, ↑query, ↑question, ↑question mark, ↑restriction, ↑saving, ↑signature, ↑slant, ↑sparkle, ↑spell, ↑spin, ↑spotlight, ↑squeeze, ↑stamp, ↑stitch, ↑strain, ↑strength, ↑stress, ↑surcharge, ↑tag, ↑tax, ↑time, ↑touch, ↑trust, ↑value, ↑watch, ↑weight

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