Textual thesaurus for "continue"

(verb) carry on, go on, proceed

continue talking

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

(verb) proceed, go forward

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

(verb) retain, keep, keep on

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

(verb) preserve, uphold, carry on, bear on

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

(verb) proceed, keep, go along, go on

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

(verb) extend, cover

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

(verb) remain, stay, stay on

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

(verb) persist in

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