Synonyms of go in English:



  • 1 he's gone into town
    move, proceed, make one's way, advance, progress, pass; walk, travel, journey
    literary betake oneself
  • 2 the road goes to Michigan Avenue
    extend, stretch, reach; lead
  • 3 the money will go to charity
    be given, be donated, be granted, be presented, be awarded; be devoted; be handed (over)
  • 5 how quickly the years go by
    pass, elapse, slip by/past, roll by/past, tick away; fly by/past
  • 6 a golden age that has gone for good
    disappear, vanish, be no more, cease to exist, come to an end, be over, run its course, fade away; finish, end, cease
    a golden age that has gone for good
    [Antonyms] return
  • 7 when your money is gone, you'll come crawling back
    be used up, be spent, be exhausted, be consumed, be drained, be depleted
  • 9 the bridge went suddenly
    collapse, give way, fall down, cave in, crumble, disintegrate
  • 13 those colors don't go
    match, be harmonious, harmonize, blend, be suited, be complementary, coordinate, be compatible
    those colors don't go
    [Antonyms] clash
  • 15 where does the cutlery go?
    belong, be kept
  • 16 this all goes to prove my point
    contribute, help, serve; incline, tend


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go about

Ruth went about with her housework set aboutbeginembark onstartcommenceaddress oneself toget down toget to work onget going onundertakeapproachtackleattack informalget cracking on/with

go along with

I'm willing to go along with that idea agree to/withfall in withcomply withcooperate withacquiesce inassent tofollowsubmit toyield todefer to

go around

  • 2.1 a nasty rumor is going around
    be spread, be circulated, be put about, circulate, be broadcast

go back on

she went back on her promise renege onbreakfail to honordefault onrepudiateretractdo an about-face informalcop out (of)

go by

we have to go by his decision obeyabide bycomply withkeep toconform tofollowheeddefer torespect

go down

  • 3.1 informal they went down in the first round
    lose, be beaten, be defeated
  • 4.1 his name will go down in history
    be remembered, be recorded, be commemorated, be immortalized

go far

stick with your aunts' company and you'll go far be successfulsucceedbe a successdo wellget onget somewhereget aheadmake good informalmake a name for oneselfmake one's mark

go for

  • 3.1 she goes for younger men
    be attracted to, like, fancy; prefer, favor, choose
    informal have a thing about

go in for

until I got to San Juan, I'd never gone in for water sports take part inparticipate inengage inget involved injoin inenter intoundertakepracticepursueespouseadoptembrace

go into

you should have gone into the subject more thoroughly investigateexamineinquire intolook intoresearchprobeexploredelve intoconsiderreviewanalyze

go off

the bomb went off explodedetonateblow up

go on

go out

  • 1.1 the lights went out
    be turned off, be extinguished; stop burning
  • 2.1 he's going out with Kate
    see, date, take out, be someone's boyfriend/girlfriend, be involved with
    informal go steady with, go with
    dated court, woo, step out with

go over

go through

  • 2.1 she went through hundreds of dollars
    spend, use up, run through, get through, expend, deplete, burn up; waste, squander, fritter away
  • 3.1 she went through Sue's bag
    search, look through, hunt through, rummage in/through, rifle through
  • 5.1 the deal has gone through
    be completed, be concluded, be brought off; be approved, be signed, be rubber-stamped, be given the green light

go under

another local restaurant has gone under go bankruptbe shut (down)go into receivershipgo into liquidationbecome insolventbe liquidatedcease tradingfail informalgo brokego belly upfold

go without

  • 2.1 the children did not go without
    be deprived, be in want, go short, go hungry, be in need

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