(carry on) verb
adfirmare, confirmare, contendere, continue, follow up, go on, keep alive, keep going, keep on, keep up, perpetuate, persevere, persist, proceed with, prolong, pursue, shore up, stick to
activate, begin, embark upon, initiate, institute, introduce, launch, originate, set in motion, set in operation, start, undertake
associated concepts: maintain an action
abet, adhere, advocate, aid, assist, attend, be firm, be firmly fixed, bear up against, bolster, buttress, care for, champion, come to the defense of, conserve, countenance, cover, defend, espouse the cause of, feed, finance, guard, hold up, justify, look after, make provision, make safe, nourish, nurse, nurture, oversee, preserve, protect, provide for, rally to, safeguard, save, screen, secure, see to, service, shelter, shield, shoulder, side with, stand by, stand firm, stand one's ground, stick to, subscribe to, subsidize, substantiate, supply, support, take care of, take charge of, uphold, vindicate, watch over, weather
adhere (persist), allege, argue, assert, authorize, avouch (avow), avow, bear (adduce), bear (support), bestow, cite (state), conserve, continue (persevere), continue (prolong), control (regulate), corroborate, declare, defend, endure (last), fund, harbor, justify, keep (continue), keep (shelter), nurture, own, perpetuate, persevere, persist, plead (allege in a legal action), posit, possess, preserve, profess (avow), prolong, promote (organize), propound, prosecute (carry forward), protect, provide (supply), pursue (carry on), remain (continue), remain (occupy), reserve, resist (withstand), retain (employ), retain (keep in possession), store, subsidize, subsist, supply, support (assist), sustain (prolong), uphold
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To support; to continue; to keep something in a condition to continue and to prevent decline or decay; to continue to prosecute a lawsuit once beginning it.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.