1. [ verb ] continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Synonyms: continue go_on keep 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 continue continue lengthiness
2. [ verb ] allow to remain in a place or position
Synonyms: keep retain continue keep_going

"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 continue run_on lengthiness
Similar spelling:   keep_in