put across - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyput across
he/she/itputs across
present participleputting across
past tenseput across
past participleput across

or put over

  1. 1
    to explain an idea, belief etc in a way that is easy to understand

    Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

  2. 2
    put yourself across to express your ideas clearly and effectively so that people can see what you are really like

    Emily puts herself across very well.

See also main entry: put