to go on after suspension or interruption: The program continued after an intermission.
to go on or keep on, as in some course or action; extend: The road continues for three miles.
to last or endure: The strike continued for two months.
to remain in a particular state or capacity: The general agreed to continue in command of the army.
to remain in a place; abide; stay: Let us continue in this house forever.
to go on with or persist in: to continue an action.
to carry on from the point of suspension or interruption: He continued the concert after the latecomers were seated.
to extend from one point to another in space; prolong.
to say in continuation.
to cause to last or endure; maintain or retain, as in a position.
to carry over, postpone, or adjourn; keep pending, as a legal proceeding.
- con·tin·u·a·ble, adjective
- con·tin·u·er, noun
- con·tin·u·ing·ly, adverb
- non·con·tin·u·a·ble, adjective
- non·con·tin·u·a·bly, adverb
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How to use continue in a sentence
Non-challenge replay reviews per game were actually down during the pre-hiatus regular season compared to the past two regular seasons, and that continued through the seeding games.Don’t Blame The Refs For All Of These Replay Reviews | Jared Dubin | September 17, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
They continue to hold events and run advertisements focused on this theme.Biden questions whether a vaccine approved by Trump would be safe | Sean Sullivan | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
More likely, the Stars will get punished by a team like Tampa Bay if they continue to concede at their current rate.Teams Don’t Win The Stanley Cup With A Goal Deficit. Can The Dallas Stars Change That? | Terrence Doyle | September 16, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Puerto Rican voters have tended to favor Democrats, and Biden is wagering that he can continue that trend.Biden visits Florida as Democrats worry about his standing in the state | Sean Sullivan | September 15, 2020 | Washington Post
The Greens' presidential nominee, Howie Hawkins, has continued to campaign despite the ballot challenges.
The debate over who really pulled off the Sony hack, then, could continue indefinitely.
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
They tried to continue their getaway but had to quickly abandon their vehicle on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th.
“Our members continue to face a number of challenges,” she said.
The people who are involved in the violence, they figure out ways to remain here at all costs and continue causing trouble.
Felipe was so full of impatience to continue his search, that he hardly listened to the Father's words.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
If he continue, he shall leave a name above a thousand: and if he rest, it shall be to his advantage.
It was never the intention of the Federal Reserve Act that member banks should continue the maintenance of these reserve accounts.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Take care of a good name: for this shall continue with thee, more than a thousand treasures precious and great.
A good life hath its number of days: but a good name shall continue for ever.
British Dictionary definitions for continue
(when tr, may take an infinitive) to remain or cause to remain in a particular condition, capacity, or place
(when tr, may take an infinitive) to carry on uninterruptedly (a course of action); persist in (something): he continued running
(when tr, may take an infinitive) to resume after an interruption: we'll continue after lunch
to draw out or be drawn out; prolong or be prolonged: continue the chord until it meets the tangent
(tr) law, mainly Scot to postpone or adjourn (legal proceedings)
- continuable, adjective
- continuer, noun
- continuingly, adverb
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