1. Continue a certain state, condition, or activity (synset 202690747)
    "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
  2. Continue talking (synset 200783045)
    "`I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
  3. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition;
    Cause to remain or last (synset 202685709)
    "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
  4. Move ahead;
    Travel onward in time or space (synset 201999581)
    "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
  5. Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature (synset 202415305)
    "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"
  6. Do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop (synset 202753797)
    "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"; "The landlord persists in asking us to move"
  7. Continue after an interruption (synset 202753584)
    "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
  8. Continue in a place, position, or situation (synset 202733337)
    "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. Span an interval of distance, space or time (synset 202693758)
    "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"
  10. Exist over a prolonged period of time (synset 200118331)
    "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

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