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    continue - Dictionary definition and meaning for word continue

    Definition
    (verb) continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    Synonyms : go along , go on , keep , proceed
    Example Sentence
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
    Definition
    (verb) continue talking
    Synonyms : carry on , go on , proceed
    Example Sentence
    • I know it's hard,
    • but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room
    Definition
    (verb) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    Synonyms : bear on , carry on , preserve , uphold
    Example Sentence
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions
    Definition
    (verb) move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    Synonyms : go forward , proceed
    Example Sentence
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now
    Definition
    (verb) allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    Synonyms : keep , keep on , retain
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
    Synonyms : persist in
    Example Sentence
    • We continued our research into the cause of the illness
    • The landlord persists in asking us to move
    Definition
    (verb) continue after an interruption
    Example Sentence
    • The demonstration continued after a break for lunch
    Definition
    (verb) continue in a place, position, or situation
    Synonyms : remain , stay , stay on
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) span an interval of distance, space or time
    Synonyms : cover , extend
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) exist over a prolonged period of time
    Example Sentence
    • The bad weather continued for two more weeks
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