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Dictionary definition for: Continue

1. (v) 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"

2. (v) continue with one''s activities; "I know it''s hard," he continued, "but there is no choice" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

3. (v) 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"

4. (v) 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"

5. (v) 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

6. (v) carry forward; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"

7. (v) continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

8. (v) 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"

9. (v) exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

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