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  1. con·tin·ue
    IPA[kənˈtinyo͞o]
  2. verb

    • 1. persist in an activity or process:

      he was unable to continue with his job prices continued to fall during April
      Synonym : carry on with, go on with, keep on with, proceed with, pursue, persist in/with, press on with, persevere in/with, keep up, keep at, push on with, not stop, not give up, stay with, stick with/at, soldier on with, stick to one's guns
    • 2. remain in existence or operation:

      discussions continued throughout the year
      Synonym : go on, carry on, extend, run on, drag on, keep up, hold, prevail, subsist, last, endure, go on, be prolonged, live on, survive, abide
    • 3. remain in a specified position or state:

      they have indicated their willingness to continue in office the weather continued warm and pleasant
      Synonym : remain, stay, carry on, keep going
    • 4. carry on with (something that one has begun):

      I continued my stroll
      Synonym : maintain, keep up, sustain, keep going, keep alive, preserve, prolong, extend, protract, perpetuate, retain
    • 5. carry on traveling in the same direction:

      he hummed to himself as they continued northward
    • 6. (of a road, river, etc.) extend farther in the same direction:

      the main path continued through a tunnel
    • 7. recommence or resume after interruption:

      we continue the story from the point reached in Chapter 1 the trial continues tomorrow
      Synonym : resume, pick up, take up, carry on with, return to, start/begin again, pick up the threads, pick up where one left off, recommence
    • 8. carry on speaking after a pause or interruption:

      I told him he was obstructing the inquiry and he let me continue
    • 9. postpone or adjourn (a legal proceeding):

      the case was continued without a finding until August 2
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: continue, 3rd person present: continues, gerund or present participle: continuing, past tense: continued, past participle: continued

    • verb

      persist in an activity or process:

      remain in existence or operation:

    • adjective

      without a break in continuity; ongoing:
    • adjective

      without a break in continuity; ongoing:
    • adjective

      without a break in continuity; ongoing:
    • adjective

      without a break in continuity; ongoing:
    • noun

      a fraction of infinite length whose denominator is a quantity plus a fraction, which latter fraction has a similar denominator, and so on.
    • noun

      education provided for adults after they have left the formal education system, consisting typically of short or part-time courses:
    • noun

      education provided for adults after they have left the formal education system, consisting typically of short or part-time courses:
    • noun

      a fraction of infinite length whose denominator is a quantity plus a fraction, which latter fraction has a similar denominator, and so on.
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