continue

continue
continue [kən tin′yo͞o]
vi.
continued, continuing [ME continuen < OFr continuer < L continuare, to join, make continuous < continuus, continuous < continere: see CONTAIN]
1. to remain in existence or effect; last; endure [the war continued for five years]
2. to go on in a specified course of action or condition; persist [to continue to mourn]
3. to go on or extend; stretch [the road continues to the highway]
4. to remain in the same place or position; stay [to continue in office for another year]
5. to go on again after an interruption; resume
vt.
1. to go on with; carry on; keep up; persist in
2. to carry farther; extend
3. to go on with (an activity, story, etc.) again after an interruption; resume
4. to cause to remain; keep; retain [to continue someone in office]
5. Law to postpone or adjourn to a later date
continuable
adj.
continuer
n.
SYN.- CONTINUE implies a going on in a specified course or condition and stresses uninterrupted existence rather than duration; LAST2 stresses duration, either for the specified time, or if unqualified, for a time beyond that which is usual; ENDURE implies continued resistance to destructive influences or forces; ABIDE is applied to that which remains stable and steadfast, esp. in contrast to that which is changing and transitory; PERSIST implies continued existence beyond the expected or normal time
-ANT. STOP, CEASE

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