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con·tin·ue

 (kən-tĭn′yo͞o)
v. con·tin·ued, con·tin·u·ing, con·tin·ues
v.intr.
1. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist: We continued until the job was finished.
2. To exist over a period; last: The meeting continued for another hour.
3. To remain in the same state, capacity, or place: She continued as mayor for a second term.
4. To go on after an interruption; resume: The negotiations continued after a break for dinner.
5. To extend in a given direction: The stream continues for another five miles before it reaches the lake.
v.tr.
1. To carry on; persist in: The police will continue their investigation. I continued reading all afternoon.
2. To carry further in time, space, or development; extend: The builder will continue the road right through the swamp.
3. To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain: Are you continuing the prescription? The team continued its dominance over its opponents.
4. To carry on after an interruption; resume: After a break for lunch, we continued our hike.
5. Law To postpone or adjourn.

[Middle English continuen, from Old French continuer, from Latin continuāre, from continuus, continuous, from continēre, to hold together; see contain.]

con·tin′u·a·ble adj.
con·tin′u·er n.

continue

(kənˈtɪnjuː)
vb, -ues, -uing or -ued
1. (when tr, may take an infinitive) to remain or cause to remain in a particular condition, capacity, or place
2. (when tr, may take an infinitive) to carry on uninterruptedly (a course of action); persist in (something): he continued running.
3. (when tr, may take an infinitive) to resume after an interruption: we'll continue after lunch.
4. to draw out or be drawn out; prolong or be prolonged: continue the chord until it meets the tangent.
5. (Law) (tr) law chiefly Scot to postpone or adjourn (legal proceedings)
[C14: from Old French continuer, from Latin continuāre to join together, from continuus continuous]
conˈtinuable adj
conˈtinuer n
conˈtinuingly adv

con•tin•ue

(kənˈtɪn yu)

v. -ued, -u•ing. v.i.
1. to go on or keep on without interruption, as in some course or action: The road continues for three miles.
2. to go on after suspension or interruption; resume.
3. to last or endure: The strike continued for two months.
4. to remain in a particular state or capacity: He agreed to continue as commander.
5. to remain in a place; abide; stay.
v.t.
6. to go on with or persist in: to continue reading.
7. to carry on from the point of suspension or interruption.
8. to extend from one point to another in space; prolong.
9. to cause to continue; maintain or retain, as in a position.
10. to carry over, postpone, or adjourn, as a legal proceeding.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin continuāre to make continuous, v. derivative of continuus continuous]
con•tin′u•a•ble, adj.
con•tin′u•er, n.
syn: continue, endure, persist, last imply existing uninterruptedly for an appreciable length of time. continue implies duration or existence without break or interruption: The rain continued for two days. endure, used of people or things, implies persistent continuance despite influences that tend to weaken, undermine, or destroy: The temple has endured for centuries. persist implies steadfast and longer than expected existence in the face of opposition: to persist in an unpopular belief. last implies remaining in good condition or adequate supply: I hope the liquor lasts until the end of the party.

continue


Past participle: continued
Gerund: continuing

Imperative
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continue
Present
I continue
you continue
he/she/it continues
we continue
you continue
they continue
Preterite
I continued
you continued
he/she/it continued
we continued
you continued
they continued
Present Continuous
I am continuing
you are continuing
he/she/it is continuing
we are continuing
you are continuing
they are continuing
Present Perfect
I have continued
you have continued
he/she/it has continued
we have continued
you have continued
they have continued
Past Continuous
I was continuing
you were continuing
he/she/it was continuing
we were continuing
you were continuing
they were continuing
Past Perfect
I had continued
you had continued
he/she/it had continued
we had continued
you had continued
they had continued
Future
I will continue
you will continue
he/she/it will continue
we will continue
you will continue
they will continue
Future Perfect
I will have continued
you will have continued
he/she/it will have continued
we will have continued
you will have continued
they will have continued
Future Continuous
I will be continuing
you will be continuing
he/she/it will be continuing
we will be continuing
you will be continuing
they will be continuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been continuing
you have been continuing
he/she/it has been continuing
we have been continuing
you have been continuing
they have been continuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been continuing
you will have been continuing
he/she/it will have been continuing
we will have been continuing
you will have been continuing
they will have been continuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been continuing
you had been continuing
he/she/it had been continuing
we had been continuing
you had been continuing
they had been continuing
Conditional
I would continue
you would continue
he/she/it would continue
we would continue
you would continue
they would continue
Past Conditional
I would have continued
you would have continued
he/she/it would have continued
we would have continued
you would have continued
they would have continued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.continue - continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
hold - remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
keep going, run on - continue uninterrupted; "The disease will run on unchecked"; "The party kept going until 4 A.M."
ride - continue undisturbed and without interference; "Let it ride"
continue - continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
2.continue - continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
segue - proceed without interruption; in music or talk; "He segued into another discourse"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
jog, ramble, ramble on - continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This novel rambles on and jogs"
3.continue - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
resume, restart, re-start - take up or begin anew; "We resumed the negotiations"
hang in, persevere, persist, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
go forward, proceed, continue - move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
perpetuate - cause to continue or prevail; "perpetuate a myth"
sustain, keep up, prolong - lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
mummify - preserve while making lifeless; "mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"
hold, keep, maintain - keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
continue, go on, keep, go along, proceed - continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
4.continue - move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
head - to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
trace - make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along; "The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"; "The women traced the pasture"
roar - act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way; "desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"-R.A.Billington
limp - proceed slowly or with difficulty; "the boat limped into the harbor"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
5.continue - allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
sustain, keep up, prolong - lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
persist in, continue - do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"; "The landlord persists in asking us to move"
6.continue - do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"; "The landlord persists in asking us to move"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
keep on, retain, continue, keep - allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
7.continue - continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
continue, go on, keep, go along, proceed - continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
8.continue - continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
abide, bide, stay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
hold over - continue a term of office past the normal period of time
9.continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
cover - hold within range of an aimed firearm
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
span, traverse, cross, sweep - to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
sweep - cover the entire range of
overlap - extend over and cover a part of; "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"
overspread, spread - spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
ridge - extend in ridges; "The land ridges towards the South"
constellate, dot, stud - scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; "Hills constellated with lights"
10.continue - exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
carry, extend - continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
die hard, persist, prevail, endure, run - continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
stand - be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"

continue

verb
1. keep on, go on, maintain, pursue, sustain, carry on, stick to, keep up, prolong, persist in, keep at, persevere, stick at, press on with Outside the hall, people continued their vigil.
keep on stop, give up, quit, cease, break off, pack in (Brit. informal), discontinue, leave off, call it a day
2. go on, advance, progress, proceed, carry on, keep going As the investigation continued, the plot began to thicken.
3. resume, return to, take up again, proceed, carry on, recommence, pick up where you left off She looked up for a moment, then continued drawing.
resume stop, give up, quit, cease, break off, pack in (Brit. informal), discontinue, leave off, call it a day
4. remain, last, stay, rest, survive, carry on, live on, endure, stay on, persist, abide For ten days I continued in this state. He had hoped to continue as a full-time career officer.
remain leave, retire, resign, quit, step down, abdicate

continue

verb
1. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
2. To begin or go on after an interruption:
Translations
يَبْقى، يَدوم، يَسْتَمِريَسْتَأْنِفُيَسْتَمِريَسْتَمِرُّ
pokračovatsetrvatznovu začít
fortsættefortsætte medvedblive med
jätkamajätkuma
jatkaajatkua
nastaviti
halda áfram
続く続ける
계속되다(...을) 계속하다
be pertrūkiųištisinismontažasmontažininkasnuoseklus išdėstymas
turpinātturpināties
nadaljevatinadaljevati setrajati
fortsätta
เริ่มอีกครั้งดำเนินต่อไป
tiếp diễntiếp tục

continue

[kənˈtɪnjuː]
A. VT
1. (= carry on) [+ policy, tradition] → seguir
2. (= resume) [+ story etc] → reanudar, continuar
continued on page tensigue en la página diez
to be continuedcontinuará
B. VI
1. (= carry on) → continuar
"and so," he continued-y de este modo -continuó
to continue doing or to do sthcontinuar or seguir haciendo algo
she continued talking to her friendcontinuó or siguió hablando con su amiga
to continue on one's wayseguir su camino
to continue with sthseguir con algo
2. (= remain) → seguir
to continue in officeseguir en su puesto
to continue in a placeseguir en un sitio
3. (= extend) → prolongarse, seguir
the road continues for two milesla carretera se prolonga or sigue dos millas más
the forest continues to the seael bosque se prolonga or sigue hasta el mar

continue

[kənˈtɪnjuː]
vicontinuer
to continue with sth [+ activity, work, education, career] → poursuivre qch
vt
(= go on) → continuer
to continue doing sth → continuer à faire qch
She continued talking to her friend → Elle a continué à parler à son amie.
to continue to do sth → continuer à faire qch
(= go on with) [+ activity, work, education, career] → poursuivre
(= start again) → reprendre
We continued working after lunch → Nous avons repris le travail après le déjeuner.
to be continued [story] → à suivre
continued on page 10 → suite page 10continuing education [kənˌtɪnjuːɪŋˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən] nformation f permanente, formation f continue

continue

vt
(= carry on)fortfahren mit; policy, tradition, strugglefortsetzen, fortführen, weiterführen; activity, piece of work, mealfortsetzen, weitermachen mit; to continue doing or to do somethingetw weiter tun, fortfahren, etw zu tun; to continue to fight/sing/read/eat, to continue fighting/singing/reading/eatingweiterkämpfen/-singen/-lesen/-essen; her condition continues to improveihr Befinden bessert sich ständig
(= resume)fortsetzen; conversation, work, journey alsowieder aufnehmen; to be continuedFortsetzung folgt; continued on p 10weiter or Fortsetzung auf Seite 10; continue (command) (Comput) → weiter
(= prolong) lineverlängern, weiterführen
vi (= go on, person) → weitermachen; (crisis, speech)fortdauern, (an)dauern; (influence)fortdauern, andauern; (weather)anhalten; (road, forest etc)weitergehen, sich fortsetzen; (concert etc)weitergehen; to continue on one’s wayweiterfahren; (on foot) → weitergehen; he continued after a short pauseer redete/schrieb/las etc nach einer kurzen Pause weiter; to continue with one’s workseine Arbeit fortsetzen, mit seiner Arbeit weitermachen; please continuebitte machen Sie weiter; (in talking) → fahren Sie fort; to continue to be obstinate/cheerfulweiterhin starrköpfig/fröhlich bleiben; he continues to be optimisticer ist nach wie vor optimistisch; to continue at university/with a company/as somebody’s secretaryauf der Universität/bei einer Firma/jds Sekretärin bleiben; to continue in officeim Amt verbleiben; his influence continued after his deathsein Einfluss überdauerte seinen Tod

continue

[kənˈtɪnjuː]
1. vt (gen) to continue (doing or to do sth)continuare (a fare qc); (start again) → riprendere, continuare; (serial story) to be continuedcontinua
continued on page 10 → segue or continua a pagina 10
2. vi (gen) → continuare; (resume) → riprendere, continuare; (extend) → estendersi, proseguire
to continue on one's way → continuare per la propria strada

continue

(kənˈtinjuː) verb
1. to go on being, doing etc; to last or keep on. She continued to run; They continued running; He will continue in his present job; The noise continued for several hours; The road continues for 150 kilometres.
2. to go on (with) often after a break or pause. He continued his talk after the interval; This story is continued on p.53.
conˈtinual adjective
very frequent; repeated many times. continual interruptions.
conˈtinually adverb
conˌtinuˈation noun
1. the act of continuing, often after a break or pause. the continuation of his studies.
2. something which carries on, especially a further part of a story etc. This is a continuation of what he said last week.
ˌcontiˈnuity (kon-) noun
1. the state of being continuous or logically related. It is important to children to have some continuity in their education.
2. the detailed arrangement of the parts of a story etc for a film script etc.
adjective
a continuity girl.
conˈtinuous adjective
joined together, or going on, without interruption. a continuous series; continuous rain; continuous movement.
conˈtinuously adverb
It rained continuously all day.

continual means frequent, again and again.
continuous means non-stop, without interruption.

continue

يَسْتَأْنِفُ, يَسْتَمِرُّ pokračovat fortsætte andauern, fortfahren mit συνεχίζω continuar, seguir jatkaa, jatkua continuer nastaviti continuare 続く, 続ける 계속되다, (...을) 계속하다 verdergaan, voortzetten fortsette kontynuować, trwać continuar, prosseguir продолжать, продолжаться fortsätta เริ่มอีกครั้ง, ดำเนินต่อไป devam etmek, devam ettirmek tiếp diễn, tiếp tục 继续

continue

v. continuar; seguir.
References in classic literature ?
He hated Belle Carpenter and was sure that all his life he would continue to hate her.
He did not answer, except to continue to caress her.
Unable longer to foil an enemy so alert and vigilant, he threw his arms about him, and succeeded in pinning the limbs of the other to his side, with an iron grasp, but one that was far too exhausting to himself to continue long.
It was alleged by some that he had sold out to his brother; it was believed by others that he had simply gone to Sacramento to borrow money on his share, in order to continue the improvements on his own responsibility.
The Puritan --if not belied by some singular stories, murmured, even at this day, under the narrator's breath--had fallen into certain transgressions to which men of his great animal development, whatever their faith or principles, must continue liable, until they put off impurity, along with the gross earthly substance that involves it.
The old Inspector was incapable of it; and, were he to continue in office to tile end of time, would be just as good as he was then, and sit down to dinner with just as good an appetite.
He could do what he liked, with all his cleverness to help him, so long as I should continue to defer to the old tradition of the criminality of those caretakers of the young who minister to superstitions and fears.
As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name.
But we must let it continue hanging there a while till we can get a chance to attend to it.
The acziavimas is a ceremony which, once begun, will continue for three or four hours, and it involves one uninterrupted dance.
Cassy perceived that her shaft had struck home; and, from that hour, with the most exquisite address, she never ceased to continue the train of influences she had begun.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.