English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'carry'

(verb) 
Definition
to take from one place to another
He carried the plate through to the dining room.
Synonyms
convey
They borrowed our boats to convey themselves across the river.
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take
She was taken to hospital.
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move
She moved the sheaf of papers into position.
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bring
My father brought home a book for me.
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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.
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fetch
She fetched a towel from the bathroom.
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relay
It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
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cart
I've been trying to reduce the amount of stuff I cart round with me.
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tote (informal)
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hump (British, slang)
Charlie humped his rucksack up the stairs.
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lug
Nobody wants to lug around huge heavy suitcases.
(verb) 
The ship can carry seventy passengers.
Synonyms
transport
There's no petrol so it's difficult to transport goods.
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take
I'll take these papers home and read them.
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transfer
The person can be transferred from wheelchair to seat with relative ease.
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transmit
mosquitoes that transmit disease to humans
(verb) 
This horse can't carry your weight.
Synonyms
support
the thick wooden posts that supported the ceiling
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stand
I can't stand any more. I'm going to run away.
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bear
The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
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maintain
the basic costs of maintaining a child
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shoulder
He has to shoulder the consequences of his father's mistakes.
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sustain
The magnets have lost the capacity to sustain the weight.
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hold up
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suffer
She doesn't suffer fools gladly and, in her view, most people are fools.
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uphold
upholding the artist's right to creative freedom
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bolster
a number of measures intended to bolster morale
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underpin
(verb) 
Definition
to transmit or be transmitted
Frogs eat pests which carry diseases.
Synonyms
,
transfer
Certain kinds of property are transferred automatically.
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spread
Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
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pass on
(verb) 
Definition
(of a newspaper or television or radio station) to include in the contents
Several magazines carried the story.
Synonyms
publish
The paper did not publish his name for legal reasons.
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release
They're not releasing any more details yet.
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print
a questionnaire printed in the magazine
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broadcast
Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
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communicate
The result will be communicated to parents.
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disseminate
The press plays a critical part in disseminating news and information.
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give
He gave no details of his plans.
(verb) 
Definition
to have as a factor or result
The crime of espionage carries the death penalty.
Synonyms
entail
Such a decision would entail a huge risk.
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involve
Running a kitchen involves a great deal of discipline and speed.
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lead to
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occasion (formal)
The incident occasioned a full-scale parliamentary row.
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result in
(verb) 
Definition
to travel a certain distance or reach a specified point
Even in this stillness he doubted if the sound would carry.
Synonyms
be audible
, ,
be heard
(verb) 
Definition
to be pregnant with
She claims to be carrying his child.
Synonyms
be expecting
,
be pregnant with
(verb) 
It was this point of view that carried the day.
Synonyms
win
The first correct entry will win the prize.
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gain
The company didn't disclose how much it expects to gain from the deal.
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secure
His achievements helped him to secure the job.
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capture
The police gave chase and captured him as he was trying to escape.
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10 (verb) 
These days shops carry a bewildering array of vinegars.
Synonyms
stock
The shop stocks everything from chocolate to recycled loo paper.
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Phrasal verbs

See carry on

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bear
Definition
to bring
a surveyor and his assistant bearing a torch
Synonyms
tote (informal),
hump (British, slang),
in the sense of bear
Definition
to support or hold up
The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
Synonyms
hold up,
keep up,
bear up under
in the sense of bolster
Definition
to support or strengthen
a number of measures intended to bolster morale
Synonyms
aid,
hold up,
buoy up,
give a leg up to (informal)

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