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con·tin·ue

continue

 
 
pronunciation:
kn tIn yu
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: continues, continuing, continued
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.[verb + infinitive ] The alarm continued to sound until all the students were out of the building.[verb + infinitive ]
 
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.[verb + gerund ]
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.[verb + gerund ]
synonyms:
recommence, resume
antonyms:
discontinue, stop, terminate
similar words:
pursue, review
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derivations: continuable (adj.), continued (adj.), continuingly (adv.), continuer (n.)
Word Builder: continue +
  • continual:
    happening without stopping.
  • continuous:
    never stopping, unbroken.
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