Synonyms and Antonyms of carry on
1 to behave badly a toddler crying and carrying on in the store Synonyms act out, act up, misbehaveRelated Words misconduct; disobey, rebel; clown (around), cut up, fool around, horse around, kid (around); show off; roughhouseNear Antonyms obey; acquit, act, bear, comport, conduct, demean, deport, quit; comply, conform; check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, move, quiet, repress, restrain
2 to continue despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement she bravely carried on despite the loss of her husband Synonyms persevere, persistRelated Words dig in, hang on, keep up; follow through (with); knuckle downNear Antonyms give up, knock off, quit; bow, give in, submit, succumb, surrender, yield; falter, hang back, hesitate, shilly-shally, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)
3 to look after and make decisions about carries on a business and still manages to run the household Synonyms administer, administrate, conduct, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendRelated Words care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage
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