1. [ verb ] direct the course of; manage or control
Synonyms: conduct carry_out deal

"You cannot conduct business like this"

Related terms: manage officiate racketeer transaction hand conducting
2. [ verb ] continue with one's activities
Synonyms: continue proceed go_on

"I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

Related terms: talk jog segue lengthiness
3. [ verb ] keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
Synonyms: continue preserve uphold bear_on

"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"

Related terms: discontinue keep resume perpetuate prolong persevere mummify continue proceed maintainer
4. [ verb ] misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
Synonyms: act_up

"The children acted up when they were not bored"

Related terms: misbehave
Similar spelling:   Caron