Synonyms of go in English:

go


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verb

1‘she went forwards, step by step’

SYNONYMS
move, proceed, make one's way, advance, progress, pass, walk, wend one's way
travel, journey
repair, remove, retire
literary betake oneself

2‘the road goes to London’

SYNONYMS
extend, continue, carry on, stretch, reach
lead

3‘the money raised will go to charity’

SYNONYMS
be given, be donated, be assigned, be allotted, be granted, be presented, be awarded
be applied, be devoted
be handed, be handed over, be turned over, be made over, be ceded

4‘it's time to go’

SYNONYMS
leave, depart, take one's leave, take oneself off, go away, go off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit
set off, set out, start out, get going, get under way, be on one's way
decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire, make off, clear out, make oneself scarce, slope off, run off, run away, flee
British make a move
informal make tracks, shove off, push off, clear off, beat it, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot, up sticks, pack one's bags
British informal sling one's hook
North American informal vamoose, hightail it, cut out
rare abstract oneself
ANTONYMS

arrive, come, stay

5‘three years went past’

SYNONYMS
pass, pass by, elapse, slip by, slip past, roll by, roll past, tick away
wear on, march on
fly by, fly past

6‘a golden age that has now gone for good’

SYNONYMS
come to an end, cease to exist, disappear, vanish, be no more, be over, run its course, fade away, melt away, evaporate
blow over
finish, end, stop, cease, terminate
rare evanish
ANTONYMS

return

7‘25 of their 80 staff have gone’

SYNONYMS
be dismissed, be given notice, be given one's notice, be made redundant, be laid off, be let go
informal get the sack, be sacked, be fired, be given the boot, be given the push, get one's marching orders, be booted out, be axed, get the axe, get the chop
British informal be given one's cards

8‘her purse had gone’

SYNONYMS
be stolen, be taken
go missing, disappear, be lost, be mislaid

9‘after a few weeks, all our money had gone’

SYNONYMS
be used up, be spent, be finished, be at an end, be exhausted, be consumed, be drained, be depleted

10‘I'd like to see my grandchildren before I go’

SYNONYMS
die, pass away, pass on, expire, depart this life, be no more, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, meet one's Maker, give up the ghost, go to the great beyond, cross the great divide, shuffle off this mortal coil, perish, go the way of all flesh, go the way of the flesh, go to one's last resting place
informal kick the bucket, bite the dust, croak, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up
British informal snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs

11‘there was no warning at all before the bridge went’

SYNONYMS
collapse, give way, fall down, cave in, fall in, crumble, disintegrate, break, fall to pieces

12‘his hair had gone grey’

SYNONYMS
become, get, turn, grow, come to be
literary wax

13‘he heard the bell go’

SYNONYMS
sound, sound out, make a sound, make a noise, resound, reverberate
ring, chime, peal, toll, ding, clang

14‘everything went well’

SYNONYMS
turn out, work out, fare, progress, develop, come out
result, end, end up
informal pan out
rare eventuate

15‘the carpet and curtains don't really go’

SYNONYMS
match, go together, be harmonious, harmonize, blend, suit each other, be suited, complement each other, be complementary, coordinate with each other, be compatible

16‘my car won't go’

SYNONYMS
function, work, be in working order, run, operate, be operative, perform

17‘where does the cutlery go?’

SYNONYMS
be kept, belong, have a place, be found, be located
be situated, lie, stand

18‘this all goes to prove my point’

SYNONYMS
contribute, help, serve
incline, tend

noun

1‘his second go’

SYNONYMS
attempt, try, effort, bid, endeavour
informal shot, stab, crack, bash, whirl, whack
formal essay
archaic assay

2‘he still has plenty of go in him’

SYNONYMS
energy, vigour, vitality, life, liveliness, animation, vivacity, spirit, spiritedness, verve, enthusiasm, zest, vibrancy, spark, sparkle, effervescence, exuberance, brio, buoyancy, perkiness, sprightliness
stamina, dynamism, drive, push, determination
informal zip, zing, pep, pizzazz, punch, bounce, fizz, oomph, get-up-and-go, vim and vigour
North American informal feistiness

Phrases

    get going

    1‘it's been wonderful seeing you again, but I think it's time we got going’


    SYNONYMS

    leave, depart, take one's leave, take oneself off, go, go away, go off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit

    set off, set out, start out, get under way, be on one's way

    decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire, make off, clear out, make oneself scarce, slope off, run off, run away, flee

    British

    make a move

    informal

    make tracks, shove off, push off, clear off, beat it, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot, up sticks, pack one's bags

    British informal

    sling one's hook

    North American informal

    vamoose, hightail it, cut out

    rare

    abstract oneself

    ANTONYMS

    arrive, come, stay

    2‘the campaign got going in 1983’


    SYNONYMS

    start, begin, get under way, go ahead

    informal

    kick off

    formal

    commence

    get something going

    ‘we got the car going again after much trying’


    SYNONYMS

    operate, switch on, turn on, start, start off, start up, set going, trigger off, trigger, trip, set in motion, activate, actuate, initiate, initialize, energize, animate

    get someone going

    ‘his letter to the editor really got me going’


    SYNONYMS

    stir up, rouse, arouse, excite, galvanize, electrify, stimulate, inspire, move, fire up, fire the enthusiasm of, fire the imagination of, whip up, inflame, agitate, goad, provoke, spur on, urge, encourage, animate, incite

    go along with

    ‘he seemed happy enough to go along with your plans’


    SYNONYMS

    agree to, agree with, fall in with, comply with, concur with, cooperate with, acquiesce in, assent to, follow

    submit to, bow to, yield to, defer to

    go about

    ‘Ruth went about her tasks enthusiastically’


    SYNONYMS

    set about, begin, embark on, make a start on, start, address oneself to, get down to, get to work on, get going on, undertake

    approach, tackle, attack

    informal

    get cracking on, get cracking with

    formal

    commence

    go down

    1‘the ship went down in a storm’


    SYNONYMS

    sink, be submerged, founder, go under

    2‘interest rates are going down’


    SYNONYMS

    decrease, get lower, fall, drop, be reduced, decline

    plummet, plunge, slump

    ANTONYMS

    rise

    3‘they went down 2–1 in the first leg’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    lose, be beaten, be defeated, suffer defeat, be vanquished, collapse, come to grief

    ANTONYMS

    win

    4‘his name will go down in history’


    SYNONYMS

    be remembered, be recorded, be commemorated, be immortalized

    go away

    ‘just go away and leave me in peace’


    SYNONYMS

    leave, go, depart, get going, get out, be off with you, shoo

    informal

    scram, be on your way, run along, beat it, skedaddle, split, vamoose, scat, get lost, push off, buzz off, shove off, clear off, go jump in the lake, go and jump in the lake

    British informal

    hop it, bog off, naff off, on your bike, get along, sling your hook

    North American informal

    bug off, light out, haul off, haul ass, take a powder, hit the trail, take a hike

    Australian informal

    nick off

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    rack off

    South African informal

    voetsak, hamba

    vulgar slang

    bugger off, piss off, fuck off

    British vulgar slang

    sod off

    literary

    begone, avaunt

    ANTONYMS

    return

    go back on

    ‘she went back on her promise’


    SYNONYMS

    renege on, break, fail to honour, default on, backtrack on, back out of, repudiate, retract

    go back on one's word, break one's word, break one's promise, do an about-face

    informal

    cop out, cop out of, rat on

    ANTONYMS

    keep, honour

    go by

    ‘we have to go by the referee's decision’


    SYNONYMS

    obey, abide by, comply with, observe, keep to, conform to, follow, be guided by, heed, take as a guide

    defer to, respect

    ANTONYMS

    flout

    go down well

    ‘the production went down well with the audience’


    SYNONYMS

    be successful, be a success, achieve success, triumph, make an impression, have an impact, get an enthusiastic reception

    informal

    be a hit, be a winner, be a sell-out, go down a storm, score

    go down with

    ‘she's gone down with flu’


    SYNONYMS
    British

    fall ill with, get, develop, contract, pick up, succumb to, fall victim to, be struck down with, become infected with

    informal

    take ill with

    North American informal

    take sick with

    go for

    1‘I went for the grilled tuna’


    SYNONYMS

    choose, pick, opt for, select, plump for, take, settle on, decide on

    ANTONYMS

    reject

    2‘he lost his temper and went for her’


    SYNONYMS

    attack, assault, hit, strike, give someone a beating, beat up, assail, launch oneself at, set upon, spring at, spring on, rush at, let fly at, tear into, lash out at

    informal

    lay into, rough up, let someone have it, beat the living daylights out of

    British informal

    have a go at, duff up

    North American informal

    beat up on, light into

    3‘Philip's seeing Sarah—he goes for older women’


    SYNONYMS

    be attracted to, find attractive, like, fancy

    prefer, favour, choose, be drawn to, gravitate towards

    informal

    have a thing about

    ANTONYMS

    dislike

    go in for

    ‘we don't normally go in for this sort of thing’


    SYNONYMS

    take part in, participate in, be a participant in, engage in, get involved in, join in, enter into, occupy oneself with, play a part in, be a party to, undertake

    practise, pursue

    take up, espouse, adopt, embrace

    go off

    1‘the bomb went off at 9.20’


    SYNONYMS

    explode, detonate, blow up, burst, erupt

    informal

    go bang

    2‘the milk's gone off’


    SYNONYMS
    British

    go bad, go stale, go sour, turn, spoil, go rancid

    decompose, go mouldy, be rotten

    be past its sell-by date

    go into

    ‘you'll need to go into the subject in greater detail’


    SYNONYMS

    investigate, examine, inquire into, look into, research, study, probe, explore, delve into, try to get to the bottom of

    discuss, consider, review, analyse, weigh up

    go on

    1‘the lecture went on for three hours’


    SYNONYMS

    last, continue, carry on, run on, proceed

    endure, persist, stay, remain

    take

    2‘she went on about how much she loved the sea’


    SYNONYMS

    talk at length, ramble, rattle on, talk on and on, carry on talking, chatter, prattle, prate, gabble, maunder, blether, blather, twitter

    informal

    gab, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, yatter, shoot one's mouth off

    British informal

    witter, rabbit, natter, waffle, chunter

    North American informal

    run off at the mouth

    3‘I'm not sure what went on that night’


    SYNONYMS

    happen, take place, occur, transpire

    North American informal

    go down

    literary

    come to pass, betide, chance

    rare

    eventuate, hap

    go out

    1‘the lights went out’


    SYNONYMS

    be turned off, be extinguished

    stop burning, die out, be doused, be quenched

    2‘he's been going out with her for about two months’


    SYNONYMS

    see, take out, be someone's boyfriend, be someone's girlfriend, be romantically involved with, go around with, keep company

    informal

    date, go steady with, go with

    Australian informal

    track square with

    British informal, dated

    walk out with

    North American informal, dated

    step out with

    dated

    court, woo

    go through

    1‘no one can imagine what she and the children have gone through’


    SYNONYMS

    undergo, experience, face, suffer, be subjected to, live through, endure, brave, bear, tolerate, stand, withstand, put up with, brook, cope with, weather, come in for, receive, sustain

    Scottish

    thole

    2‘he went through hundreds of pounds of his mother's money’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    spend, use up, run through, get through, expend, consume, exhaust, deplete

    waste, fritter away, squander

    3‘he went through Susie's bag’


    SYNONYMS

    search, look through, hunt through, rummage in, rummage through, rifle through, dig into, ferret in, ferret about in, ferret around in, root about in, root around in, turn inside out

    check

    informal

    frisk, inspect

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    fossick through

    4‘it took me three hours to go through the report’


    SYNONYMS

    examine, study, scrutinize, inspect, read over, look at, look over, scan, run over, check

    analyse, consider, appraise, weigh up, review

    5‘the deal has finally gone through’


    SYNONYMS

    be completed, be concluded, be brought to a conclusion, be carried through, be brought off, be pulled off

    be approved, be signed, be rubber-stamped

    go under

    ‘over 1,000 businesses went under in the last three months’


    SYNONYMS

    go bankrupt, cease trading, go into receivership, go into liquidation, become insolvent, be liquidated, be wound up, be closed, be closed down, be shut, be shut down

    fail

    informal

    go broke, go to the wall, go belly up, fold, flatline

    go round

    1‘the wheels were still going round’


    SYNONYMS

    spin, revolve, turn, rotate, whirl

    2‘there's a nasty rumour going round’


    SYNONYMS

    be spread, be passed round, be circulated, be put about, be in circulation, circulate, pass round, be disseminated, be broadcast

    go over

    1‘I need to go over the figures’


    SYNONYMS

    examine, study, scrutinize, inspect, read over, look at, look over, scan, run over, check

    analyse, consider, appraise, weigh up, review

    informal

    give something the once-over

    2‘we spent the time going over our lines’


    SYNONYMS

    rehearse, practise, read through, run through

    on the go

    ‘she hardly has time to watch TV because she's always on the go’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    busy, occupied, employed, hard at work, wrapped up

    rushed off one's feet, rushed off one's feet with, hard-pressed

    at work, at work on, on the job, absorbed in, engrossed in, immersed in, preoccupied with

    active, lively, industrious, bustling, energetic, tireless

    informal

    busy as a bee, hard at it

    British informal

    on the hop

    go without

    1‘I decided to go without breakfast’


    SYNONYMS

    abstain from, forgo, refrain from, do without, deny oneself

    give up, cut out, swear off

    2‘she tried to make sure the children did not go without’


    SYNONYMS

    lack for something, go short, go hungry, be in need, be deprived, be in want, suffer deprivation

    have a go at

    ‘his dad had had a real go at him’


    SYNONYMS
    British informal

    attack, censure, criticize, denounce, condemn, arraign, find fault with, lambaste, pillory, disapprove of, carp at, cavil at, rail against, inveigh against, cast aspersions on, pour scorn on, disparage, denigrate, deprecate, malign, vilify, besmirch, run down, give a bad press to

    North American

    slur

    informal

    knock, pan, slam, hammer, blast, bad-mouth, nitpick about, throw brickbats at, give flak to, lay into, lace into, pull to pieces, pull apart, pick holes in, hit out at, maul, savage, roast, skewer, crucify

    British informal

    slag off, give some stick to, slate, monster, rubbish

    North American informal

    pummel, cut up, trash

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    bag

    dated

    rate

    archaic

    slash, vituperate against, reprobate

    rare

    animadvert on, objurgate, excoriate, asperse, derogate, reprehend