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  1. [verb] 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: go on, proceed, go along, keep

  2. [verb] continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on
    Synonyms: go on, carry on, proceed

  3. [verb] 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: uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve

  4. [verb] 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: proceed, go forward

  5. [verb] allow to remain in a place or position; "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"
    Synonyms: retain, keep, keep on, keep going

  6. [verb] carry forward; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"
    Synonyms: persist in

  7. [verb] continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

  8. [verb] 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: stay, stay on, remain

  9. [verb] exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"


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