Definition of continue
1 : to maintain without interruption a condition, course, or action The boat continued downstream.
2 : to remain in existence : endure The tradition continues to this day.
3 : to remain in a place or condition : stay We cannot continue here much longer.
4 : to resume an activity after interruption We'll continue after lunch.
2 : to cause to continue chose not to continue her subscription
3 : to allow to remain in a place or condition : retain The trustees were continued.
4 : to postpone (a legal proceeding) by a continuance
continuerplay \kən-ˈtin-yü-ər\ noun
Examples of continue in a Sentence
The team will continue with their drills until the coach is satisfied with their performance.
The world's population continues to grow.
The traditions will continue only as long as the next generations keep them alive.
The good weather continued for several days.
The lecture continued for another hour after we left.
Exit the highway, take a right off the ramp, then continue down the street until you get to the first traffic light.
Continue along this path until you come to the end.
The plot gets more and more intricate as the story continues.
Recent Examples of continue from the Web
India’s continued hosting of the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in 1959, riles Beijing.
Jimmy and Harry continued on with the interview after Jimmy came back to life (ha) and all was back to business as usual.
Stanley continued, from Teake Lane, down Spesutia Road to Chelsea Road, a key route to the massive distribution centers in Perryman.
Population decline continues overall, but this may be a good thing — population brings carrying costs.
The schools continue to emphasize character traits taken from the Bible, including faithfulness, though the schools no longer explicitly connect them to biblical passages.
Williams continues to champion the BayBears as an asset to Mobile.
The city will continue to maintain the land where the smart park is to be build and the 430 S. Washington St. property, officials said.
Women’s basketball continued its C-USA dominance with regular season and tournament titles under coach Michelle Clark-Heard, who has 130 wins the past five years.
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Synonym Discussion of continue
CONTINUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of continue for English Language Learners
: to do something without stopping : to keep doing something in the same way as before
: to stay in a job or position
: to keep happening or existing : to remain active or in existence without changing or stopping
CONTINUE Defined for Kids
Definition of continue for Students
1 : to do or cause to do the same thing without changing or stopping The weather continued hot and sunny.
2 : to begin again after stopping After you left, I continued working.
Legal Definition of continue
: to postpone (a legal proceeding) to a future day
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