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  Definition of continue
  1. exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
  2. continue with one''s activities; "I know it''s hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
  3. move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
  4. allow to remain in a place or position; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family''s fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the
  5. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
  6. continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
  7. continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
  8. continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
  9. carry forward; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"
Similar Words: go on, carry on, proceed, go forward, retain, keep, keep on, keep going, uphold, bear on, preserve, go along, stay, stay on, remain, persist in

 

Hyponyms: carry, extend, prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure, stand, segue, ramble on, ramble, jog, head, trace, roar, limp, wander, resume, restart, persevere, hang in, hang on, hold on, perpetuate, prolong, sustain, keep up, mummify, hold, run on, keep going, ride, bide, abide, stay, hold over

 

Grouped Verbs: uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve, run on, keep going, persist in, go on, proceed, go along, keep, go forward, retain, keep on

 

Derivational Morphology: lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction, duration, continuance, progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, preservation, upholder, maintainer, sustainer, stay

 

Anagrams: Teutonic

 

 
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