1. [ verb ] continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Synonyms: go_on keep keep_on go_along proceed

"Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"

Related terms: discontinue act hold ride run_on lengthiness
2. [ verb ] continue with one's activities
Synonyms: proceed go_on carry_on

"I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

Related terms: talk jog segue lengthiness
3. [ verb ] keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
Synonyms: preserve uphold carry_on bear_on

"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"

Related terms: discontinue keep resume perpetuate prolong persevere mummify proceed maintainer
4. [ verb ] move ahead; travel onward
Synonyms: proceed go_forward

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" can also be used in the temporal sense: "We are moving ahead in time now"

Related terms: travel head roar limp trace wander continuance
5. [ verb ] allow to remain in a place or position
Synonyms: keep retain keep_going keep_on

"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"

Related terms: prolong run_on lengthiness
6. [ verb ] carry forward
Synonyms: persist_in

"We continued our research into the cause of the illness"

Related terms: act retain
7. [ verb ] continue after an interruption

"The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

Related terms: act
8. [ verb ] continue in a place, position, or situation
Synonyms: remain stay stay_on

: "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"

Related terms: be bide hold_over lengthiness
9. [ verb ] exist over a prolonged period of time

"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

Related terms: be prevail stand carry last lengthiness
Similar spelling:   continued