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go

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of go

  1. being in a state of fitness for some experience or action <all systems are go> Synonyms fit, ready, prepared, setRelated Words conditioned, primed, ripe; armed, braced, fortified, steeled; qualified, trainedNear Antonyms unqualified, untrainedAntonyms flat-footed, half-baked, half-cocked, underprepared, unprepared, unready




go

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of go

  1. 1 a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time <snowboarding is all the go> Synonyms buzz, chic, craze, dernier cri, enthusiasm, fashion, flavor, fad, hot ticket, last word, latest, mode, rage, sensation, style, ton, trend, vogueRelated Words nine days' wonder (also nine day wonder); new wave; crush, infatuation; fervor, passion; furor, fuss, hullabaloo, to-do, uproar; bandwagon, crusade, cult, movement; novelty, wrinkle; caprice, fancy, whimNear Antonyms classic, standard

  2. 2 active strength of body or mind <a healthy six-year-old full of go> Synonyms beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, vigor, gusto, hardihood, juice, life, moxie, oomph, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zipRelated Words animal spirits, animation, briskness, jauntiness, liveliness, snappiness, spirit, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunk, spunkiness, vibrance, vibrancy, vivaciousness, vivacity; ardor, élan, fervor, fire, passion, zeal; main, metal, mettle, might, muscle, potency, power, puissance, stamina, strength; brawniness, fitness, hardiness, huskiness, sturdiness, virility; health, healthiness, soundness, verdure, wellnessNear Antonyms indolence, laziness; debilitation, debility, delicacy, disablement, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, impotency, infirmity, powerlessness, puniness, slightness, softness, tenderness, weakness; enervation, exhaustion, inanition, prostrationAntonyms lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity

  3. 3 an effort to do or accomplish something <it took several goes to get the car started> Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, attempt, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlRelated Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  4. 4 readiness to engage in daring or difficult activity <a young executive with the go to make this company grow> Synonyms action, aggressiveness, ambition, drive, enterprise, hustle, initiativeRelated Words grit, gumption, pluck, snap, spirit, spunk, starch; ambitiousness, killer instinct, overambitiousness; assertiveness, self-reliance; energy, hardihood, pep, vigor, vitalityNear Antonyms inactivity, inertia, passivity; diffidence, faintheartedness, timidity; hesitation, reluctance; indolence, laziness, lethargy




go

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of go

  1. 1 to move forward along a course <everything is going according to our plans> Synonyms advance, come, come along, do, fare, forge, get along, get on, go along, go off, march, pace, proceed, progress Related Words accelerate, fast-forward, speed; approach, near; journey, pass, repair, run, travel, wend; actuate, drive, impel, propel, push; take out Phrases gain ground Near Antonyms arrest, balk, block, check, detain, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, nip, obstruct, slow (down or up), stem; repress, retard, stunt, suppress; delay, interrupt, stall; cramp, hamper, inhibit; cease, let up, pause; regress; wait Antonyms remain, stand, stay, stop

  2. 2 to leave a place often for another <will go on vacation at the end of the year> <decided it would be better to go before she got any angrier> Synonyms bail, bail out, begone, book [slang], bugger off [British slang], bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper [British], shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk out Related Words set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [chiefly British], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdraw Phrases beat it, hit the road, pull stakes (or pull up stakes), take a hike (also take a walk), take a powder Near Antonyms abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reach Antonyms arrive, come, show up, turn up

  3. 3 to be fitting or proper <at Mardi Gras, just about anything goes> Synonyms befit, beseem [archaic], fit [archaic], do, serve, suitRelated Words satisfy, suffice; function, work

  4. 4 to be in agreement on every point <your account of how the fire started doesn't go with what she said> Synonyms accord, agree, answer, chord, cohere, coincide, comport, conform, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, check, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), sort, square, tallyRelated Words equal, match, parallel; align (also aline), line up, registerNear Antonyms contradict, dispute, gainsay; negate, nullify; clash, conflict, jarAntonyms differ (from), disagree (with)

  5. 5 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction <the highway goes right along the river> Synonyms bear, extend, run, head, lead, lieRelated Words cross, cut, pass; course, follow, span, traverse

  6. 6 to eventually have as a state or quality <she goes crazy on the dance floor when they start playing 1980s pop> <the room went dark> Synonyms come, get, become, grow, run, turn, waxRelated Words alter, change, metamorphose, modify, mutate, transfigure, transform, transmuteNear Antonyms abide, be, continue, linger, remain, stay

  7. 7 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure <watched the building go after the demolition crew detonated the charges> Synonyms buckle, cave (in), crumple, founder, give, collapse, go out, implode, tumble, yieldRelated Words deflate, flatten, melt, melt down; break, break down, conk (out), crash, die, fail, give out, stall; burst, shatter, smash, splinter, split; crack, crumble, pop, snapNear Antonyms inflate, rise, swell

  8. 8 to have or be in a usual or proper place <these plates go in this cabinet> Synonyms belongRelated Words place, stay; fit (in)

  9. 9 to lose bodily strength or vigor <when you get old, your eyesight starts to go> Synonyms decay, droop, emaciate, fade, fail, flag, weaken, lag, languish, sag, sink, waste (away), wilt, witherRelated Words break down, wear out; yield; degenerate, deteriorate, rot, run downNear Antonyms convalesce, rally, rebound, recover, recuperate; gain

  10. 10 to make one's way through, across, or over <I went the length of the street before finding an empty parking space> Synonyms course, cover, cross, cut (across), follow, traverse, navigate, pass (over), perambulate, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travelRelated Words hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross

  11. 11 to occur within a continuous range of variation <selling prices for houses in that neighborhood generally go between one and two million> Synonyms run, range, varyRelated Words alternate, fluctuate, move, shift; change, mutate; extend, reach, stretch, sweep

  12. 12 to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event <to play in this game of poker, you have to be willing to go at least five dollars per round> Synonyms gamble, bet, lay, play, put, stake, wagerRelated Words bid, offer; adventure, chance, hazard, speculate, venture; endanger, imperil, jeopardize

  13. 13 chiefly Southern & Midland  to have in mind as a purpose or goal <I didn't go to fire the gun—it just went off> Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, intend [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purposeRelated Words dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform

  14. 14 to come to an end <we were having so much fun that the evening just came and went> Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, cease, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist

  15. 15 to have enough money for <I think I can go for the new car after all> Synonyms afford, swingRelated Words cover; expend, finance, outlay, pay (for), pony up, spring (for); pick up, purchase, take; acquire, get, obtain, procure, secure; bid, offer; bankroll, endow, subsidize, underwrite

  16. 16 to put up with (something painful or difficult) <I can't go the smell of that rotting food for one more minute> Synonyms abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, bear, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  17. 17 to stop living <her grandmother went peacefully last night> Synonyms check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, die, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbRelated Words predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms breathe, live

  18. 18 to turn out as planned or desired <we tried very hard to get the food cooperative to go, but it never really worked out> Synonyms click, come off, deliver, succeed, go over, pan out, work outRelated Words catch on; flourish, prosper, thrive; cook, percolateNear Antonyms languish; flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crater, crumble, flame out; choke, crack up, miscarry, misfire; fall down, go under; implode, self-destructAntonyms bomb, collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, wash out




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