|1.||[ verb ] continue a certain state, condition, or activity|
|Synonyms:||go_on keep keep_on go_along proceed|
"Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"
|Related terms:||discontinue act hold ride run_on lengthiness|
|2.||[ verb ] continue with one's activities|
|Synonyms:||proceed go_on carry_on|
"I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
|Related terms:||talk jog segue lengthiness|
|3.||[ verb ] keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last|
|Synonyms:||preserve uphold carry_on bear_on|
"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"
|Related terms:||discontinue keep resume perpetuate prolong persevere mummify proceed maintainer|
|4.||[ verb ] move ahead; travel onward|
"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" can also be used in the temporal sense: "We are moving ahead in time now"
|Related terms:||travel head roar limp trace wander continuance|
|5.||[ verb ] allow to remain in a place or position|
|Synonyms:||keep retain keep_going keep_on|
"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"
|Related terms:||prolong run_on lengthiness|
|6.||[ verb ] carry forward|
"We continued our research into the cause of the illness"
|Related terms:||act retain|
|7.||[ verb ] continue after an interruption|
"The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
|8.||[ verb ] continue in a place, position, or situation|
|Synonyms:||remain stay stay_on|
: "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"
|Related terms:||be bide hold_over lengthiness|
|9.||[ verb ] exist over a prolonged period of time|
"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
|Related terms:||be prevail stand carry last lengthiness|