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Synonyms for carry on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conduct, carry on, deal(verb)

    direct the course of; manage or control

    "You cannot conduct business like this"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. continue, go on, carry on, proceed(verb)

    continue talking

    "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. act up, carry on(verb)

    misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way

    "The children acted up when they were not bored"

    Synonyms:
    deal, preserve, bear on, continue, act up, conduct, proceed, go on, uphold

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. carry on

    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.

    Synonyms:
    carry, celebrate, conduct, defend, detain, fulfil, guard, hold, keep, maintain, obey, observe, preserve, protect, refrain, restrain, retain, support, sustain, withhold

    Preposition:
    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. carry on

    Synonyms:
    (Active) conduct, manage, transact, prosecute, continue, help forward

  2. carry on

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] frolic, behave wildly or rudely

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How to use carry on in a sentence?

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.

  2. Josh Putnam:

    Is (keeping Trump from clinching) mathematically possible? Yes, it absolutely is, is it realistically possible? I think a lot of that's going to be determined by whether or not Trump wins Florida and Ohio. If he wins both of those, gosh, it's hard to see how Rubio and Kasich carry on.

  3. Walter Lippmann:

    The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

  4. Horst Seehofer:

    If things carry on like this, we will have more refugees this year than last year, that is (then) a different country. And the people don't want Germany, or Bavaria, to become a different country.

  5. Toshiyuki Sakai:

    This place has always been unique and a place for hospitality, what we are trying to do here is try to carry on this hospitality, take something from tradition but add modern comforts to it.


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