carry out


carry out
verb
1. put in effect (Freq. 21)
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carry out a task

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execute the decision of the people

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He actioned the operation

Syn: ↑carry through, ↑accomplish, ↑execute, ↑action, ↑fulfill, ↑fulfil
Derivationally related forms: ↑fulfilment (for: ↑fulfil), ↑fulfillment (for: ↑fulfill), ↑executive (for: ↑execute), ↑execution (for: ↑execute), ↑accomplishable (for: ↑accomplish), ↑accomplishment (for: ↑accomplish)
Hypernyms: ↑complete, ↑finish, ↑effect, ↑effectuate, ↑set up
Hyponyms:
get over, ↑run, ↑consummate, ↑do, ↑perform, ↑dispatch, ↑discharge, ↑complete
Verb Group: ↑follow through, ↑follow up, ↑follow out, ↑implement, ↑put through, ↑go through
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue (Freq. 16)
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Did he go through with the treatment?

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He implemented a new economic plan

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She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal

Derivationally related forms: ↑implementation (for: ↑implement), ↑followup (for: ↑follow up), ↑follow-through (for: ↑follow through), ↑follow-up (for: ↑follow up)
Hypernyms: ↑complete, ↑finish
Hyponyms: ↑adhere
Verb Group: ↑carry through, ↑accomplish, ↑execute, ↑action, ↑fulfill, ↑fulfil
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑go through)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑follow through)

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carry out [phrasal verb]
carry (something) out or carry out (something)
1 : to do and complete (something)

We carried out several experiments to test the theory.

An investigation carried out several years ago revealed no new information.

2 : to act on (a promise, plan, etc.) : to do something that you said you would do or that someone has asked you to do

She failed to carry out [=fulfill] her promise.

The town has plans to build a new school, but it currently lacks the money to carry them out.

You'll be paid when you've carried out [=executed] your instructions/orders/duties.

— see also carryout
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Main Entry:carry

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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