v. i.1.To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
[imp. & p. p. Continued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Continuing.]
Here to continue, and build up here
A growing empire.
- Milton.
They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.
- Matt. xv. 32.
2.To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
But now thy kingdom shall not continue.
- 1 Sam. xiii. 14.
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.
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.
- John viii. 31.
v. t.1.To unite; to connect.
the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother.
- Sir T. browne.
2.To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee.
- Ps. xxxvi. 10.
3.To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
4.To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.
And how shall we continue Claudio.
- Shak.
Verb1.continue - 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"
Synonyms: go on, keep, go along, proceed
discontinue - come or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
2.continue - continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
Synonyms: proceed, carry on, go on
3.continue - 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"
cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
4.continue - 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"
Synonyms: go forward, proceed
5.continue - allow to remain in a place or position; "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"
6.continue - carry forward; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"
Synonyms: persist in
7.continue - continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
8.continue - 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"
Synonyms: stay on, remain, stay
9.continue - exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
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, exist, expire, 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 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 in, pick up, pigeonhole, postpone, press on, prevail, proceed with, procrastinate, produce, prolongate, prorogate, prorogue, protract, pull, pursue, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, recess, recur, remain, reopen, reserve, 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
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Continous spectrum
Continual claim
Continual proportionals
continuant consonant
Continuation Passing Style
-- Continue --
Continued bass
Continued fever
continued fraction
Continued proportion
Continuing consideration
Continuing damages
continuing trespass
Continuity Army Council
Continuity Irish Republican Army
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