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
continue talking
`I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'|carry on--pretend we are not in the room
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
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
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
Synonym: retain, keep on, keep
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
Synonym: persist in
continue after an interruption
The demonstration continued after a break for lunch
continue in a place, position, or situation
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
Synonym: remain, stay, stay on
span an interval of distance, space or time
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
Synonym: extend, cover
exist over a prolonged period of time
The bad weather continued for two more weeks
Antonym: discontinue