|1.||[ verb ] continue a certain state, condition, or activity|
|Synonyms:||continue go_on keep 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 continue continue lengthiness|
|2.||[ verb ] allow to remain in a place or position|
|Synonyms:||keep retain continue keep_going|
"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 continue run_on lengthiness|