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put to

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to ask (a certain question) to (someone); pose (a question) to.
When they put that question to me, I really didn't know what to say.I'd like to put two questions to you, if I may.What I'd like to put to you is why you believe we need to take this action now.
definition 2: to lay (something) before (someone) as an idea or proposal to consider; pose.
She put an interesting proposal to the committee last night.I put it to you that we should expand this year instead of waiting until next.The lawyer put to her that she had committed the crime out of jealousy.
definition 3: to cause (someone) trouble or inconvenience.
Thank you for offering to let me stay, but I really don't want to put you to any more trouble.Seriously, you're not putting me to any inconvenience. Your house is right on my way.