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Keep, signifying generally to have and retain in possession, is the terse, strong Saxon term for many acts which are more exactly discriminated by other words. We keep, observe, or celebrate a festival; we keep or hold a prisoner in custody; we keep or preserve silence, keep the peace, preserve order — preserve being the more formal word; we keep or maintain a horse, a servant, etc.; a man supports his family; we keep or obey a commandment; keep or fulfil a promise. In the expressions to keep a secret, keep one's own counsel, keep faith, or keep the faith, such words as preserve or maintain could not be substituted without loss. A person keeps a shop or store, conducts or carries on a business; he keeps or carries a certain line of goods; we may keep or restrain one from folly, crime, or violence; we keep from or refrain from evil, ourselves. Keep in the sense of guard or defend implies that the defense is effectual. Compare CELEBRATE; RESTRAIN.
Keep in hand, in mind, in or within the house; from evil; out of mischief; keep to the subject; keep for a person, an occasion, etc.
conduct, carry on, dealverb
direct the course of; manage or control
"You cannot conduct business like this"
convey, dish out, shell out, comport, apportion, plow, impart, lot, behave, act up, parcel out, deal out, guide, lead, continue, portion out, sell, consider, take, share, dispense, dole out, divvy up, deport, grapple, administer, channel, deal, uphold, trade, proceed, treat, contend, carry, address, go on, direct, allot, make out, mete out, preserve, bear on, acquit, distribute, handle, care, conduct, transmit, cover, cope, make do, get by, manage, look at, bear
continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveverb
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
"preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
touch, stay on, retain, conserve, act up, pertain, come to, remain, continue, concern, impact, persist in, go forward, refer, extend, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, keep up, go along, affect, go on, save, relate, touch on, preserve, push, bear on, stay, conduct, bear upon, keep on, cover, have-to doe with, maintain
continue, go on, carry on, proceedverb
"I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
retain, pass on, act up, stay on, pass off, remain, continue, progress, persist in, go forward, advance, move, extend, fall out, come on, come about, come up, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, go along, go, happen, go on, occur, pass, move on, preserve, bear on, stay, conduct, keep on, cover, take place, hap, march on
act up, carry onverb
misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
"The children acted up when they were not bored"
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Now, more than ever, we must come together and stand united and carry on with the way of life that we know and that we love, this match is going ahead.
We expect to carry on operations for the next 24 to 48 hours.
Clearly Meghan and Harry don't want to go along with what you might call the social contract... where they get kicked around in the media but it's a stiff upper lip and you carry on.
We will all discuss (the offer) all night ... and call on people to mobilize tomorrow, shall we stay for the night, carry on the fight?
Now there are three of us and that is 28 years after this time, either I carry on until I am over 100 years old, that would certainly still be fun, or the garden gnomes reproduce.
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