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Synonyms of 'go on'

(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to take place
I don't know what's going on.
Synonyms
happen
We cannot say for sure what will happen.
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occur
The meeting occurred in secret.
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take place
Similar demonstrations also took place elsewhere.
(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to continue or proceed
the necessity for the war to go on
Synonyms
continue
As the investigation continued, the plot began to thicken.
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last
You only need a very small amount, so the tube lasts for ages.
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stay
Nothing stays the same for long.
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proceed
The defence is not yet ready to proceed with the trial.
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carry on
Her bravery has given him the will to carry on.
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keep going
(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to talk at length and annoyingly
They're always going on about choice and market forces.
Synonyms
ramble on
,
carry on
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chatter
Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
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waffle (informal, mainly British)
some guy on TV waffling on about some new product
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witter (on) (informal)
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rabbit on (British, informal)
What are you rabbiting on about?
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prattle
She prattled on until I wanted to scream.
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earbash (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of carry on
Definition
to continue
Her bravery has given him the will to carry on.
Synonyms
keep going,
crack on (informal)
in the sense of chatter
Definition
to speak quickly and continuously about unimportant things
Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
Synonyms
rabbit on (British, informal),
gab (informal),
schmooze (slang),
blether (Scottish),
run off at the mouth (US, slang),
in the sense of last
Definition
to remain fresh, uninjured, or unaltered for a certain time
You only need a very small amount, so the tube lasts for ages.
Synonyms

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Thesaurus for go on from the Collins English Thesaurus
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