Synonyms of carry
1 conveyDictionary • He carried the plate through to the dining room.
convey • They borrowed our boats to convey themselves across the river.
take • She was taken to hospital.
move • She moved the sheaf of papers into position.
bring • My father brought home a book for me.
bear • a surveyor and his assistant bearing a torch
conduct • Water conducts heat faster than air.
haul • A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
fetch • She fetched a towel from the bathroom.
relay • It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
cart • I've been trying to reduce the amount of stuff I cart round with me.
hump (British, slang) • Charlie humped his rucksack up the stairs.
lug • Nobody wants to lug around huge heavy suitcases.
2 transportDictionary • The ship can carry seventy passengers.
transport • There's no petrol so it's difficult to transport goods.
take • I'll take these papers home and read them.
transfer • The person can be transferred from wheelchair to seat with relative ease.
transmit • mosquitoes that transmit disease to humans
3 supportDictionary • This horse can't carry your weight.
support • the thick wooden posts that supported the ceiling
stand • I can't stand any more. I'm going to run away.
bear • The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
maintain • the basic costs of maintaining a child
shoulder • He has to shoulder the consequences of his father's mistakes.
sustain • The magnets have lost the capacity to sustain the weight.
suffer • She doesn't suffer fools gladly and, in her view, most people are fools.
uphold • upholding the artist's right to creative freedom
bolster • a number of measures intended to bolster morale
4 transmitDictionary • Frogs eat pests which carry diseases.
transfer • Certain kinds of property are transferred automatically.
spread • Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
5 publishDictionary • Several magazines carried the story.
publish • The paper did not publish his name for legal reasons.
release • They're not releasing any more details yet.
print • a questionnaire printed in the magazine
broadcast • Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
communicate • The result will be communicated to parents.
disseminate • It took years to disseminate information about Aids.
give • He gave no details of his plans.
6 entailDictionary • The crime of espionage carries the death penalty.
entail • Such a decision would entail a huge risk.
involve • Running a kitchen involves a great deal of discipline and speed.
occasion (formal) • The incident occasioned a full-scale parliamentary row.
7 be audible • Even in this stillness he doubted if the sound would carry.
8 be expectingDictionary • She claims to be carrying his child.
be pregnant with
9 winDictionary • It was this point of view that carried the day.
win • The first correct entry will win the prize.
gain • The company didn't disclose how much it expects to gain from the deal.
secure • His achievements helped him to secure the job.
capture • The police gave chase and captured him as he was trying to escape.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ carry on
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• a surveyor and his assistant bearing a torch
hump (British, slang),
hump (British, slang),
bearIf one thing bears the weight of something else, it supports the weight of that thing.
• The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
bolsterIf you bolster something such as someone's confidence or courage, you increase it.
• a number of measures intended to bolster morale
Thesaurus for carry from the Collins English Thesaurus
to take or bear (something) from one place to another
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