Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

go on

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of go on

  1. 1 to take place <what in the world is going on in there?> Synonyms be, befall, betide, chance, come, come about, come down, come off, cook, do, go down [slang], happen, hap, occur, pass, transpireRelated Words break, develop, rise, shape (up); arise, come up, crop (up), materialize, spring (up); intervene; fall out, follow, result, turn out; go off, proceed

  2. 2 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point <my, but Aunt Betty does go on about all of her aches and pains> Synonyms blather (on), ramble, maunder, rattle, run onRelated Words deviate, digress, stray, wander; sidetrack; blab, blabber, blither, bumble, burble, chat, chatter, drivel, drool, gab, gabble, gibber, jabber, patter, prate, prattle, waffle




Learn More about go on


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up go on? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!