Synonyms of carry in English:

carry


See definition of carry

verb

1‘she carried the box of food into the kitchen’

SYNONYMS

convey, transfer, move, take, bring, bear, shift, switch, fetch, transport

informal cart, lug, hump, schlep, tote

2‘Britain's biggest coach operator carries 12 million passengers a year’

SYNONYMS

transport, convey, transmit, move, handle

3‘satellites were used to carry the signal over the Atlantic’

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transmit, conduct, pass on, relay, communicate, convey, impart, bear, dispatch, beam

disseminate, spread, circulate, diffuse

4‘the dinghy would carry the weight of the baggage easily enough’

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support, sustain, stand, prop up, shore up, bolster, underpin, buttress

5‘managers carry as much responsibility as possible’

SYNONYMS

undertake, accept, assume, bear, shoulder, support, sustain

take on, take up, take on oneself

manage, handle, deal with, get to grips with, turn one's hand to

6‘she told him the baby she was carrying was not his’

SYNONYMS

be pregnant with, bear, expect

technical be gravid with

7‘she carried herself with a certain assurance’

SYNONYMS

conduct, bear, hold

act, behave, perform, acquit

rare comport, deport

8‘a resolution was carried by an overwhelming majority’

SYNONYMS

approve, vote for, accept, endorse, ratify, authorize, mandate, support, back, uphold

agree to, consent to, assent to, acquiesce in, concur in, accede to, give one's blessing to, bless, give one's seal of approval to, give one's stamp of approval to, rubber-stamp, say yes to

informal give the go-ahead to, give the green light to, give the OK to, OK, give the thumbs up to, give the nod to, buy

ANTONYMS

reject

9‘this argument carried the day’

SYNONYMS

win, capture, gain, secure, effect, take, accomplish

ANTONYMS

lose

10‘I spoke for forty minutes and carried the whole audience’

SYNONYMS

win over, sway, prevail on, convince, persuade, influence

affect, have an effect on, have an impact on, impact on, motivate, stimulate, drive, touch, reach

11‘today's paper carried an article on housing policy’

SYNONYMS

publish, print, communicate, give, release, distribute, spread, disseminate

broadcast, transmit

12‘we carry a wide assortment of hockey sticks’

SYNONYMS

sell, stock, keep, keep in stock, offer, have for sale, have, retail, market, supply, trade in, deal in, traffic in, peddle, hawk

13‘most common domestic toxins carry poison warnings’

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display, bear, exhibit, show, present, set forth, be marked with, have

14‘contempt of court carries a maximum penalty of two years' imprisonment’

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entail, involve, lead to, result in, occasion, have as a consequence, have

require, demand

15‘his voice carried across the quay’

SYNONYMS

be audible, travel, reach, be transmitted


Phrases

    be/get carried away

      ‘I'm afraid I got a bit carried away’

      SYNONYMS

      lose self-control, get excited, get overexcited, go too far, lose one's sense of proportion, be swept off one's feet

      informal

      flip, lose it

    carry someone off

      ‘his elder brother had been carried off by consumption’

      SYNONYMS

      kill, kill off, cause the death of, cause to die, end the life of, take the life of, dispatch, finish off

      informal

      polish off, do in

    carry something off

      1‘her co-star carried off four awards’

      SYNONYMS

      win, secure, capture, gain, achieve, attain, earn, obtain, acquire, procure, get, collect, pick up, come away with

      informal

      land, net, bag, bank, pot, scoop, walk away with, walk off with

      2‘against the odds, he has carried it off’

      SYNONYMS

      succeed in, triumph in, be victorious in, achieve success in, be successful in, be a success in, do well at, make good in

      informal

      crack

    carry on

      1‘she didn't have the strength to carry on arguing’

      SYNONYMS

      continue, keep on, keep, keep at, go on, push on, press on, persist in, persevere in, not stop, maintain

      informal

      stick at, stick with

      ANTONYMS

      stop

      2‘it's just not the English way of carrying on’

      SYNONYMS

      behave, act, perform, conduct oneself, acquit oneself, bear oneself, carry oneself

      rare

      comport oneself, deport oneself

      3‘his wife had been carrying on with other men’

      SYNONYMS

      have an affair, commit adultery, philander, dally, be involved

      play around, have a fling, mess about, mess around, play away

      North American

      fool around

      4‘I abused the teachers and was always carrying on’

      SYNONYMS

      misbehave, behave badly, make mischief, get up to mischief, be mischievous, act up, cause trouble, cause a commotion, cause a fuss, be up to no good, get up to no good, be bad, be naughty, clown about, clown around, fool about, fool around, mess about, mess around, act the clown, act the fool, act the goat, act foolishly

      informal

      create

      British informal

      muck about, muck around, play up

      ANTONYMS

      behave

    carry something on

      ‘a bank carrying on a bona fide business’

      SYNONYMS

      engage in, conduct, undertake, be involved in, take part in, participate in, carry out, perform, direct

    carry something out

      1‘the decision to carry out a Caesarean section’

      SYNONYMS

      conduct, perform, implement, execute, discharge, bring about, bring off, effect

      rare

      effectuate

      2‘I carried out my promise to her’

      SYNONYMS

      fulfil, carry through, implement, execute, effect, discharge, perform, honour, redeem, make good

      keep, observe, abide by, comply with, obey, respect, conform to, stick to, act in accordance with, act according to, have regard to, heed, follow, pay attention to, defer to, take notice of, be bound by, keep faith with, stand by, adhere to

      ANTONYMS

      break