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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb continue has 10 senses


continuev. i. [F. continuer, L. continuare, -tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See Continuous, and cf. Continuate.].
  •  To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.  [1913 Webster]
    "Here to continue, and build up here
    A growing empire.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.  [1913 Webster]
    "But now thy kingdom shall not continue."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed."
Syn. -- To persevere; persist. See Persevere.
continuev. t. 
  •  To unite; to connect.  [1913 Webster]
    "the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.  [1913 Webster]
    "O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "You know how to make yourself happy by only continuing such a life as you have been long accustomed to lead."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.  [1913 Webster]
    "A bridge of wond'rous length,
    From hell continued, reaching th' utmost orb
    of this frail world.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.  [1913 Webster]
    "And how shall we continue Claudio."  [1913 Webster]


continue, v. (continues, continued, continuing)
1 tr. (often foll. by verbal noun, or to + infin.) persist in, maintain, not stop (an action etc.).
2 a tr. (also absol.) resume or prolong (a narrative, journey, etc.). b intr. recommence after a pause (the concert will continue shortly).
3 tr. be a sequel to.
4 intr. a remain in existence or unchanged. b (with compl.) remain in a specified state (the weather continued fine).
5 tr. US Law adjourn (proceedings).

continuable adj. continuer n.
ME f. OF continuer f. L continuare make or be CONTINUOUS



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, endure, exist, expire, extend, 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, 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, persist in, pick up, pigeonhole, postpone, press on, prevail, proceed, proceed with, procrastinate, produce, prolong, prolongate, prorogate, prorogue, protract, pull, pursue, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, recess, recommence, recur, remain, renew, reopen, reserve, resume, 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




VB persevere, persist, hold on, hold out, die in the last ditch, be in at the death, stick to, cling to, adhere to, stick to one's text, keep on, keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, maintain one's ground, go all lengths, go through fire and water, bear up, keep up, hold up, plod, stick to work, continue, follow up, die in harness, die at one's post.


VB exist, be, have being, subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case, occur, have place, prevail, find oneself, pass the time, vegetate, consist in, lie in, be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by, come into existence, arise, come forth, become, bring into existence, abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.


VB last, endure, stand, remain, abide, continue, brave a thousand years, tarry, drag on, drag its slow length along, drag a lengthening chain, protract, prolong, spin out, eke out, draw out, lengthen out, temporize, gain time, make time, talk against time, outlast, outlive, survive, live to fight again.

Continuance in action

VB continue, persist, go on, jog on, keep on, run on, hold on, abide, keep, pursue, stick to its course, take its course, maintain its course, carry on, keep up, sustain, uphold, hold up, keep on foot, follow up, perpetuate, maintain, preserve, harp upon, keep going, keep alive, keep the pot boiling, keep up the ball, keep up the good work, die in harness, die with one's boots on, hold on the even tenor of one's way, pursue the even tenor of one's way, let be, stare super antiquas vias, quieta non movere, let things take their course, stare decisis (Jurisprudence).

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