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Synonyms for carry on

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conduct, carry on, dealverb

    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, 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"

    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, proceedverb

    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 onverb

    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

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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. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    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.

  2. Satya Pradhan:

    We expect to carry on operations for the next 24 to 48 hours.

  3. David Yelland:

    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.

  4. Vaghinak Shushanyan:

    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?

  5. Reinhard Griebel:

    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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