The word "put" is most often used as a verb in the English language to indicate the effort of placement, both literally and figuratively. "Put" is also a noun, naming the throw of a weight or shot.
Used to explain the movement or placement of an object in a particular location or position, "put" can be present tense as in, "Please put your shoes by the door", or past tense as in, "Yesterday, I put my shoes by the door." It is also used to describe transition into a specific state or condition. For example, "The law was put into effect," or, "Her singing instantly put me at ease."