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continue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of continue

  1. 1 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state the heavy snow continued throughout the night Synonyms of continue abide, bide, endure, hold on, hold up, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run on Words Related to continue linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, survive Near Antonyms of continue abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, wane Antonyms of continue cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up

  2. 2 to begin again or return to after an interruption we'll continue this discussion after we've eaten Synonyms of continue resume, pick up, proceed (with), renew, reopen, restartWords Related to continue resuscitate, revive; recrudesceNear Antonyms of continue complete, conclude, consummate, end, finalize, finish; belay, break, can [slang], cease, check, cut, desist, discontinue, drop, halt, knock off, leave off, quit, scuttle, shut off, stay, stop, terminate

Synonym Discussion of continue

continue, last, endure, abide, persist mean to exist over a period of time or indefinitely. continue applies to a process going on without ending.
    • the search for peace will continue
last, especially when unqualified, may stress existing beyond what is normal or expected.
    • buy shoes that will last
endure adds an implication of resisting destructive forces or agencies.
    • in spite of everything, her faith endured
abide implies stable and constant existing especially as opposed to mutability.
    • a love that abides through 40 years of marriage
persist suggests outlasting the normal or appointed time and often connotes obstinacy or doggedness.
    • the sense of guilt persisted

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