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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyput forth
he/she/itputs forth
present participleputting forth
past tenseput forth
past participleput forth
  1. 1
    formal to state or offer an idea, opinion, plan etc

    The government has put forth a modest plan to streamline the whole system.

  2. 2
    literary if a plant or tree puts forth leaves, roots etc, it starts to grow
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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