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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
continue (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to maintain without interruption a condition, course, or action - the boat continued downstream
2.
to remain in existence - endure the tradition continues
3.
to remain in a place or condition - stay cannot continue here much longer
4.
transitive verb
to resume an activity after interruption - we'll continue after lunch
1.
a) - keep up maintain continues walking
b) to keep going or add to - prolong continue the battle , also to resume after intermission
2.
to cause to continue - chose not to continue her subscription
3.
to allow to remain in a place or condition - retain the trustees were continued
4.
to postpone (a legal proceeding) by a - continuance
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
continue (verb)
1.
to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
SYNONIMS:
abide, bide, endure, hold on, hold up, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run on
RELATED WORDS:
linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, survive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, wane
cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up
continue (verb)
2.
to begin again or return to after an interruption
SYNONIMS:
continue, pick up, proceed (with), renew, reopen, restart
RELATED WORDS:
resuscitate, revive; recrudesce
NEAR ANTONYMS:
complete, conclude, consummate, end, finalize, finish; belay, break, can [], cease, check, cut, desist, discontinue, drop, halt, knock off, leave off, quit, scuttle, shut off, stay, stop, terminate
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