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con·tin·ue

continue

 
 
pronunciation:
kn tIn yu
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Builder, Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: continued, continues, continuing
definition 1: to go on; persist.
He continued despite the booing of the audience.I refuse to continue with this charade!The snow continued to fall until morning.The alarm continued to sound until all the students were out of the building.
synonyms:
keep, proceed
antonyms:
cease, desist, discontinue, give up, stop
similar words:
abide, carry on, endure, extend, last, persevere, persist
definition 2: to last for an extended period.
The war continued for several years.
synonyms:
last
antonyms:
cease, discontinue, end, stop, terminate
similar words:
abide, endure, extend, persist, proceed, wear on
definition 3: to begin again after a pause or interruption.
The play will continue after the intermission.
synonyms:
proceed, resume
antonyms:
discontinue, end, halt, terminate
similar words:
recommence
definition 4: to stay on; remain without change.
He agreed to continue as president of the club.I don't know how long I can continue in this job.
synonyms:
abide, remain, stay
antonyms:
quit
similar words:
hold, rest
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to go on with; persist in.
We will continue our search until the culprit is found.He continued explaining although no one was really listening.
synonyms:
maintain
antonyms:
cease, discontinue, stop
similar words:
extend, persevere with, persist in, prolong, sustain
definition 2: to extend; prolong.
I'd rather not continue this game.I'm sure the contract will be continued.
synonyms:
extend, prolong, protract
antonyms:
discontinue, end, stop, terminate
definition 3: to begin (something) again after a pause or interruption.
The runner fell but recovered himself and continued the race.We continued discussing the matter after we returned from lunch.
synonyms:
recommence, resume
antonyms:
discontinue, stop, terminate
similar words:
pursue, review
derivations: continuable (adj.), continued (adj.), continuingly (adv.), continuer (n.)
Word Builder: continue +
  • continual:
    happening without stopping.
  • continuous:
    never stopping, unbroken.