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VERB (10)

1. continue a certain state, condition, or activity;
- Example: "Keep on working!"
- Example: "We continued to work into the night"
- Example: "Keep smiling"
- Example: "We went on working until well past midnight"
[syn: continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep]

2. continue talking;
- Example: "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice";
- Example: "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
[syn: continue, go on, carry on, proceed]

3. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last;
- Example: "preserve the peace in the family"
- Example: "continue the family tradition"
- Example: "Carry on the old traditions"
[syn: continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve]

4. move ahead; travel onward in time or space;
- Example: "We proceeded towards Washington"
- Example: "She continued in the direction of the hills"
- Example: "We are moving ahead in time now"
[syn: proceed, go forward, continue]

5. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature;
- Example: "We cannot continue several servants any longer"
- Example: "She retains a lawyer"
- Example: "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"
- Example: "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"
- Example: "We kept the work going as long as we could"
- Example: "She retained her composure"
- Example: "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
[syn: retain, continue, keep, keep on]

6. do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop;
- Example: "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"
- Example: "The landlord persists in asking us to move"
[syn: continue, persist in]

7. continue after an interruption;
- Example: "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

8. continue in a place, position, or situation;
- Example: "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"
- Example: "Stay with me, please"
- Example: "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"
- Example: "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
[syn: stay, stay on, continue, remain]

9. span an interval of distance, space or time;
- Example: "The war extended over five years"
- Example: "The period covered the turn of the century"
- Example: "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"
- Example: "This farm covers some 200 acres"
- Example: "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
[syn: cover, continue, extend]

10. exist over a prolonged period of time;
- Example: "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Continue \Con*tin"ue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Continued; p. pr. & vb. n. Continuing.] [F. continuer, L. continuare, -tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See Continuous, and cf. Continuate.] 1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay. [1913 Webster] Here to continue, and build up here A growing empire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat. --Matt. xv. 32. [1913 Webster] 2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last. [1913 Webster] But now thy kingdom shall not continue. --1 Sam. xiii. 14. [1913 Webster] 3. To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance. [1913 Webster] If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. --John viii. 31. Syn: To persevere; persist. See Persevere. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Continue \Con*tin"ue\, v. t. 1. To unite; to connect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother. --Sir T. browne. [1913 Webster] 2. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not. [1913 Webster] O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee. --Ps. xxxvi. 10. [1913 Webster] You know how to make yourself happy by only continuing such a life as you have been long accustomed to lead. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length. [1913 Webster] A bridge of wond'rous length, From hell continued, reaching th' utmost orb of this frail world. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live. [1913 Webster] And how shall we continue Claudio. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

continue v 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" [syn: continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep] [ant: discontinue] 2: continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room" [syn: 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" [syn: continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve] [ant: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop] 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" [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: continue, persist in] 7: continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch" 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" [syn: 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" [syn: cover, continue, extend] 10: exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

167 Moby Thesaurus words for "continue": abide, adjourn, advance, be continuous, be prolonged, bide, carry on, carry over, carry through, catenate, cease not, chain, concatenate, connect, connect up, continuate, continue to be, dawdle, defeat time, defer, defy time, delay, drag on, drag out, draw, draw out, dwell, dwell on, elapse, elongate, endure, exist, expire, extend, flit, flow, flow on, fly, form a series, glide, go along, go by, go on, go on with, hang fire, hang up, hold, hold off, hold on, hold out, hold over, hold steady, hold up, jog on, join, keep, keep at, keep at it, keep driving, keep going, keep on, keep trying, keep up, lapse, last, last long, last out, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lengthen, lengthen out, let out, linger, linger on, link, live, live on, live through, maintain, maintain continuity, never cease, not accept compromise, occur often, outlast, outlive, pass, pass by, perdure, perennate, perpetuate, persevere, persist, persist in, pick up, pigeonhole, postpone, press on, prevail, proceed, proceed with, procrastinate, produce, prolong, prolongate, prorogate, prorogue, protract, pull, pursue, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, recess, recommence, recur, remain, renew, reopen, reserve, resume, ride, roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sleep on, slide, slip, slog on, spin out, stagger on, stand, stand over, stave off, stay, stay on, strain, stretch, stretch out, string, string out, string together, subsist, survive, suspend, sustain, table, take a recess, take up, tarry, tauten, temporize, tense, thread, tide over, tighten, vibrate, waive, wear, wear well