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Definition 1: exist over a prolonged period of time - [verb of change]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad weather continued for two more weeks

(continue is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of continue ) continue or extend

"The civil war carried into the neighboring province" "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

(... is a kind of continue ) continue to exist

"These stories die hard" "The legend of Elvis endures"

(... is a kind of continue ) be in effect; be or remain in force

"The law stands!"

Definition 2: continue talking - [verb of communication]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'
  • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

(... is a kind of continue ) proceed without interruption; in music or talk

"He segued into another discourse"

(... is a kind of continue ) continue talking or writing in a desultory manner

"This novel rambles on and jogs"

Definition 3: move ahead; travel onward in time or space - [verb of motion]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We proceeded towards Washington
  • She continued in the direction of the hills
  • We are moving ahead in time now

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of continue ) to go or travel towards

"where is she heading" "We were headed for the mountains"

(... is a kind of continue ) 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"

(... is a kind of continue ) act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way

"desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"

(... is a kind of continue ) proceed slowly or with difficulty

"the boat limped into the harbor"

(... is a kind of continue ) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

(continue has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) 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"

(continue has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 5: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last - [verb of stative]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • preserve the peace in the family
  • continue the family tradition
  • Carry on the old traditions

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) cause to continue 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"

(... is a kind of continue ) take up or begin anew

"We resumed the negotiations"

(... is a kind of continue ) be persistent, refuse to stop

"he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

(... is a kind of continue ) cause to continue or prevail

"perpetuate a myth"

(... is a kind of continue ) 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"

(... is a kind of continue ) preserve while making lifeless

"mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"

(continue has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(continue has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 6: continue a certain state, condition, or activity - [verb of stative]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Keep on working!
  • We continued to work into the night
  • Keep smiling
  • We went on working until well past midnight

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of continue ) remain in a certain state, position, or condition

"The weather held" "They held on the road and kept marching"

(... is a kind of continue ) continue uninterrupted

"The disease will run on unchecked" "The party kept going until 4 A.M."

(... is a kind of continue ) continue undisturbed and without interference

"Let it ride"

(continue has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(continue has a similar meaning as ...) continue after an interruption

"The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

Definition 7: span an interval of distance, space or time - [verb of stative]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of continue ) 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"

(... is a kind of continue ) cover the entire range of

(... is a kind of continue ) extend over and cover a part of

"The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

(... is a kind of continue ) spread across or over

"A big oil spot spread across the water"

(... is a kind of continue ) extend in ridges

"The land ridges towards the South"

(... is a kind of continue ) scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

"Hills constellated with lights"

(continue has a similar meaning as ...) hold within range of an aimed firearm

Definition 8: continue in a place, position, or situation - [verb of stative]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of continue ) dwell

"You can stay with me while you are in town" "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

(... is a kind of continue ) continue a term of office past the normal period of time

Definition 9: continue after an interruption - [verb of stative]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The demonstration continued after a break for lunch

(continue is a kind of ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 10: do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop - [verb of stative]

Samples where continue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We continued our research into the cause of the illness
  • The landlord persists in asking us to move

Synonyms for continue in the sense of this definition

(continue is a kind of ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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