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Meaning & Definition of Continue in English

English

Continue

/kəntɪnju/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • continue
  • ,
  • go on
  • ,
  • proceed
  • ,
  • go along
  • ,
  • keep

2. Continue talking

  • "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"
  • "Carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
    synonym:
  • continue
  • ,
  • go on
  • ,
  • carry on
  • ,
  • proceed

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • continue
  • ,
  • uphold
  • ,
  • carry on
  • ,
  • bear on
  • ,
  • preserve

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • proceed
  • ,
  • go forward
  • ,
  • continue

5. Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

  • "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 work going as long as we could"
  • "She retained her composure"
  • "This garment retains its shape even after many washings"
    synonym:
  • retain
  • ,
  • continue
  • ,
  • keep
  • ,
  • keep on

6. Do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop

  • "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"
  • "The landlord persists in asking us to move"
    synonym:
  • continue
  • ,
  • persist in

7. Continue after an interruption

  • "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
    synonym:
  • continue

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • stay
  • ,
  • stay on
  • ,
  • continue
  • ,
  • remain

9. Span an interval of distance, space or time

  • "The war extended over five years"
  • "The period covered the turn of the century"
  • "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"
  • "This farm covers some 200 acres"
  • "The archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
    synonym:
  • cover
  • ,
  • continue
  • ,
  • extend

10. Exist over a prolonged period of time

  • "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
    synonym:
  • continue

Examples of using

Lojban is alive only because problems in it continue to exist.
I think we should continue this conversation outside.
They can't continue without Tom.