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
The report argues that NGOs need to continue participating in migrant rescues even though Amnesty says responsibility for the task rests with governments.
HSN and QVC will continue to operate as individual brands, said QVC President and CEO Mike George, who will oversee HSNi when the deal closes.
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Lottie is continuing to remember her mom in a beautiful and permanent way.
Officials do not believe Bonds or Familia had any relationship, and the investigation into Familia’s murder continues.
The foundation, established in March 2016, is continuing its efforts to purchase the former school building and turn it into a museum and community gathering place.
Donald Trump continues to test the limits of his office, and has yet to face any real consequences for his constant violations of political norms.
Still, the latest whisperings emanating from the West Wing suggest that at least some Trump allies are still looking at ways to pivot his administration as the president’s approval rating continues to slump.
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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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