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con·tin·ue

continue

 
 
pronunciation:
kn tIn yu
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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
similar words:
abide, carry on, endure, last, persist
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
similar words:
extend, persist in, prolong, sustain
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
similar words:
review
derivations: continuable (adj.), continued (adj.), continuingly (adv.), continuer (n.)
Word Builder: continue +
  • continual:
    happening without stopping.
  • continuous:
    never stopping, unbroken.
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The word continue contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."