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Synonyms for continuekənˈtɪn yu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep(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:
    save, retain, slide by, play along, hold back, pass on, stay on, pass off, remain, continue, progress, persist in, go forward, stay fresh, advance, lapse, move, extend, slip by, fall out, come on, come about, come up, uphold, hold open, elapse, keep, proceed, go along, go, happen, go on, maintain, hold, occur, pass, move on, celebrate, preserve, hold on, glide by, bear on, restrain, stay, prevent, keep open, slip away, keep on, cover, sustain, take place, go by, hap, keep back, carry on, march on, observe

    Antonyms:
    discontinue, stop, lay off, cease, quit, give up

  2. continue, go on, carry on, proceed(verb)

    continue talking

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

    Synonyms:
    retain, pass on, act up, stay on, pass off, remain, continue, progress, persist in, go forward, advance, move, extend, fall out, come on, come about, come up, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, go along, go, happen, go on, occur, pass, move on, preserve, bear on, stay, conduct, keep on, cover, take place, hap, carry on, march on

    Antonyms:
    cease, quit, discontinue, lay off, stop, give up

  3. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(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:
    touch, stay on, retain, conserve, act up, pertain, come to, remain, continue, concern, impact, persist in, go forward, refer, extend, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, keep up, go along, affect, go on, save, relate, touch on, preserve, push, bear on, stay, conduct, bear upon, keep on, cover, have-to doe with, maintain, carry on

    Antonyms:
    discontinue, cease, give up, stop, quit, lay off

  4. proceed, go forward, continue(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:
    go, keep on, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, move, persist in, go forward, go along, retain, uphold, extend, remain, proceed, bear on, preserve, continue

    Antonyms:
    cease, quit, stop, give up, discontinue, lay off

  5. retain, continue, keep, keep on(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, celebrate, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, hold back, save, hold, hold on, persist in, go forward, prevent, retain, keep open, uphold, extend, keep back, proceed, maintain, hold open, restrain, observe, bear on, preserve, sustain, continue, stay fresh

    Antonyms:
    quit, lay off, stop, discontinue, cease, give up

  6. continue, persist in(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, persist in, go forward, retain, uphold, extend, cover, proceed, bear on, preserve, continue

    Antonyms:
    quit, cease, stop, lay off, discontinue, give up

  7. continue(verb)

    continue after an interruption

    "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, persist in, go forward, retain, uphold, extend, cover, proceed, bear on, preserve

    Antonyms:
    stop, quit, discontinue, cease, lay off, give up

  8. stay, stay on, continue, remain(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:
    go along, keep on, quell, delay, bide, stick, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, last out, ride out, persist, persist in, go forward, rest, appease, bear on, extend, remain, proceed, retain, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, uphold, preserve, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    discontinue, quit, cease, stop, give up, lay off

  9. cover, continue, extend(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, stay on, embrace, retain, unfold, stretch out, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, widen, cover, encompass, run, overlay, protract, remain, continue, poke out, draw out, persist in, treat, hatch, incubate, go along, report, track, extend, lead, cut across, hold out, keep, cut through, deal, offer, uphold, shroud, proceed, go forward, carry, underwrite, overcompensate, go, address, go on, spread over, hide, gallop, stretch, stretch forth, pass, traverse, pass over, reach out, bear on, comprehend, exsert, stay, handle, expand, keep on, preserve, cross, prolong, strain, get across, carry on, put out, cover up, insure, broaden

    Antonyms:
    stop, lay off, discontinue, cease, quit, give up

  10. continue(verb)

    exist over a prolonged period of time

    "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, remain, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, persist in, go forward, retain, uphold, extend, cover, proceed, bear on, preserve

    Antonyms:
    stop, give up, cease, lay off, discontinue, quit

Wiktionary

  1. continue(verb)

    Synonyms:
    resume, keep, proceed, carry on, go on

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. continue

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. continue(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    remain, endure, last, be permanent, be durable

  2. continue(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    abide, stay, tarry

  3. continue(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    persist, persevere, go on, keep on, be steadfast, be constant

  4. continue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    extend (in time or in space), prolong


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