part of speech: verb

inflections: continues, continuing, continued

definition 1: to keep happening or being; to last for a long time.

  • The snow continued to fall.
  • The party continued.

synonyms: keep

antonyms: cease, give up, stop

definition 2: to start again after stopping or taking a break.

  • The game will continue after half time.

synonyms: proceed

antonyms: end, halt, terminate

definition 3: to go on with; persist in.

  • The police will continue the search until they find the thief.

synonyms: maintain

antonyms: cease, stop

definition 4: to begin again after a break or pause.

  • The runner fell, but he got back up and continued the race.

synonyms: resume

antonyms: discontinue, terminate

derivations: continuable (adj.), continued (adj.), continuingly (adv.), continuer (n.)

Word Builder: continue +

continual: happening without stopping.

continuous: never stopping, unbroken.