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Synonyms for continue
kənˈtɪn yucon·tin·ue

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Wiktionary

  1. continueverb

    Synonyms:
    resume, keep, proceed, carry on, go on

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. continue

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. continue

    Synonyms:
    last, persist, endure, remain, abide, stay, persevere, proceed

    Antonyms:
    cease, fail, stop, pause, break, discontinue

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keepverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    save, retain, slide by, play along, hold back, pass on, stay on, pass off, remain, progress, persist in, go forward, stay fresh, advance, lapse, move, extend, slip by, fall out, come on, come about, come up, uphold, hold open, elapse, keep, proceed, go along, go, happen, go on, maintain, hold, occur, pass, move on, celebrate, preserve, hold on, glide by, bear on, restrain, stay, prevent, keep open, slip away, keep on, cover, sustain, take place, go by, hap, keep back, carry on, march on, observe

    Antonyms:
    discontinue, stop, lay off, cease, quit, give up

  2. continue, go on, carry on, proceedverb

    continue talking

    "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

    Synonyms:
    retain, pass on, act up, stay on, pass off, remain, progress, persist in, go forward, advance, move, extend, fall out, come on, come about, come up, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, go along, go, happen, go on, occur, pass, move on, preserve, bear on, stay, conduct, keep on, cover, take place, hap, carry on, march on

    Antonyms:
    cease, quit, discontinue, lay off, stop, give up

  3. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    touch, stay on, retain, conserve, act up, pertain, come to, remain, concern, impact, persist in, go forward, refer, extend, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, keep up, go along, affect, go on, save, relate, touch on, preserve, push, bear on, stay, conduct, bear upon, keep on, cover, have-to doe with, maintain, carry on

    Antonyms:
    discontinue, cease, give up, stop, quit, lay off

  4. proceed, go forward, continueverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go, keep on, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, move, persist in, go forward, go along, retain, uphold, extend, remain, proceed, bear on, preserve

    Antonyms:
    cease, quit, stop, give up, discontinue, lay off

  5. retain, continue, keep, keep onverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, celebrate, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, hold back, save, hold, hold on, persist in, go forward, prevent, retain, keep open, uphold, extend, keep back, proceed, maintain, hold open, restrain, observe, bear on, preserve, sustain, stay fresh

    Antonyms:
    quit, lay off, stop, discontinue, cease, give up

  6. continue, persist inverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, persist in, go forward, retain, uphold, extend, cover, proceed, bear on, preserve

    Antonyms:
    quit, cease, stop, lay off, discontinue, give up

  7. continueverb

    continue after an interruption

    "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, persist in, go forward, retain, uphold, extend, cover, proceed, bear on, preserve

    Antonyms:
    stop, quit, discontinue, cease, lay off, give up

  8. stay, stay on, continue, remainverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, quell, delay, bide, stick, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, last out, ride out, persist, persist in, go forward, rest, appease, bear on, extend, remain, proceed, retain, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, uphold, preserve, outride, detain

    Antonyms:
    discontinue, quit, cease, stop, give up, lay off

  9. cover, continue, extendverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, stay on, embrace, retain, unfold, stretch out, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, widen, cover, encompass, run, overlay, protract, remain, poke out, draw out, persist in, treat, hatch, incubate, go along, report, track, extend, lead, cut across, hold out, keep, cut through, deal, offer, uphold, shroud, proceed, go forward, carry, underwrite, overcompensate, go, address, go on, spread over, hide, gallop, stretch, stretch forth, pass, traverse, pass over, reach out, bear on, comprehend, exsert, stay, handle, expand, keep on, preserve, cross, prolong, strain, get across, carry on, put out, cover up, insure, broaden

    Antonyms:
    stop, lay off, discontinue, cease, quit, give up

  10. continueverb

    exist over a prolonged period of time

    "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, persist in, go forward, retain, uphold, extend, cover, proceed, bear on, preserve

    Antonyms:
    stop, give up, cease, lay off, discontinue, quit

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Editors Contribution

  1. kept on

    stupidly, i kept on running and i twisted my ankle.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 16, 2020  
  2. persueverb

    i will not persue the applicant, any further.

    Submitted by Sheilakcashwell on July 14, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. continueverb

    Synonyms:
    remain, endure, last, be permanent, be durable

  2. continueverb

    Synonyms:
    abide, stay, tarry

  3. continueverb

    Synonyms:
    persist, persevere, go on, keep on, be steadfast, be constant

  4. continueverb

    Synonyms:
    extend (in time or in space), prolong

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How to use continue in a sentence?

  1. Michael Smith:

    This morning, I have been thinking about how we do not always understand the reason things happen, however, we will continue to hold on to our God for peace and comfort as our hearts continue to break. Please continue to pray for us as we navigate this difficult time.

  2. Ned Price:

    We have continued as well to do what we can to support Afghans to whom we have a special commitment, and that includes those who fall within the category of the [ Special Immigrant Visas ], we are looking at alternatives to processing for the larger cohort within this category knowing that, even though our presence on the ground in Afghanistan is no more, we are doing what we can from other posts and looking at creative solutions to continue our efforts to safely relocate those individuals who wish to depart the country.

  3. Wheaton College:

    We commit ourselves to pray for all involved, including Speaker Hastert, his family, and those who may have been harmed by any inappropriate behavior, and to continue the work and mission of the Wheaton College Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy.

  4. Brian Jean:

    I'm afraid that huge parts of my home town, Fort McMurray, may burn tonight and will continue to burn tomorrow, my thoughts are with people affected by the fire in Fort McMurray tonight.

  5. Brian Mustanski:

    Without the science, we wo n’t have service, without the service we’re going to continue to see a growing epidemic in this population.


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