Definition of Continue

1. Verb. Continue a certain state, condition, or activity. "They continue moving "; "We went on working until well past midnight"

Exact synonyms: Go Along, Go On, Keep, Proceed
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Related verbs: Bear On, Carry On, Preserve, Uphold
Specialized synonyms: Hold, Keep Going, Run On, Ride
Derivative terms: Continuance, Continuation, Continuation
Antonyms: Discontinue

2. Verb. Continue talking. "Carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
Exact synonyms: Carry On, Go On, Proceed
Specialized synonyms: Segue, Jog, Ramble, Ramble On
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk
Derivative terms: Continuation, Continuation

3. Verb. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last. "Carry on the old traditions"
Exact synonyms: Bear On, Carry On, Preserve, Uphold
Specialized synonyms: Re-start, Restart, Resume, Hang In, Hang On, Hold On, Persevere, Persist, Perpetuate, Keep Up, Prolong, Sustain, Mummify
Related verbs: Go Forward, Proceed, Go Along, Go On, Keep, Proceed
Generic synonyms: Hold, Keep, Maintain
Antonyms: Discontinue
Derivative terms: Preservation, Upholder

4. Verb. Move ahead; travel onward in time or space. "They continue up the hill"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
Exact synonyms: Go Forward, Proceed
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Head, Trace, Roar, Limp, Wander
Related verbs: Bear On, Carry On, Preserve, Uphold
Derivative terms: Continuation, Procession

5. Verb. Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature. "This garment retains its shape even after many washings"
Exact synonyms: Keep, Keep On, Retain
Generic synonyms: Keep Up, Prolong, Sustain
Related verbs: Persist In
Derivative terms: Continuation

6. Verb. Do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop. "The landlord persists in asking us to move"
Exact synonyms: Persist In
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Related verbs: Keep, Keep On, Retain
Derivative terms: Continuation

7. Verb. Continue after an interruption. "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Related verbs: Go Along, Go On, Keep, Proceed
Derivative terms: Continuation, Continuation

8. Verb. Continue in a place, position, or situation. "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
Exact synonyms: Remain, Stay, Stay On
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Abide, Bide, Stay, Hold Over
Derivative terms: Continuation, Stay

9. Verb. Span an interval of distance, space or time. "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
Exact synonyms: Cover, Extend
Related verbs: Cover
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Cross, Span, Sweep, Traverse, Sweep, Overlap, Overspread, Spread, Ridge, Constellate, Dot, Stud
Derivative terms: Extent

10. Verb. Exist over a prolonged period of time. "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
Specialized synonyms: Carry, Extend, Die Hard, Endure, Persist, Prevail, Run, Stand
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Continuance, Continuation

Definition of Continue

1. v. i. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.

2. v. t. To unite; to connect.

Definition of Continue

1. Verb. (transitive) to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make last; to prolong. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To retain (someone) in a given state, position etc. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to resume ¹

5. Verb. (poker slang) To make a continuation bet. ¹

6. Noun. (context: video games) an option allowing a gamer to resume play after a game over. ¹

7. Noun. (video games) an option allowing a player to resume a saved game. ¹

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Definition of Continue

1. to go on with [v -UED, -UING, -UES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Continue

continuation bet
continuation bets
continuation betting
continuation line
continue (current term)
continued fever
continued fraction
continued fractions

Literary usage of Continue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lancet (1842)
"She was directed to continue the draughts and powders of calomel and opium ... To continue the draughts, but omit the powders, and to use the following as a ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"DEVISE to a son, recommending him to continue his cousins A. and B. in the occupation of their respective farms, in the county of W. as heretofore and so ..."

3. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"seek to stifle them, and presumptuously continue to flatter themselves in the way of their own hearts. HOPE. I do believe as you say, that fear tends much ..."

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