- (transitive) to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
- (transitive) To make last; to prolong.
- (intransitive) to resume
NounContinue (plural Continues)
- (video games) an option allowing a gamer to resume play after a game over.
- (video games) an option allowing a player to resume a saved game.
Adverbs for Continue
presumptuously; relentlessly; calmly; uncomplainingly; dauntlessly; voluntarily; passionately; stealthily; triumphantly; obstinately; jerkily; thoughtfully; facetiously; affably; mercilessly; hopefully; defiantly; imperturbably; treacherously; blandly.
Synonyms for Continue
- (transitive, proceed with, to prolong): carry on, go on with, keep, proceed with
- (intransitive, resume): carry on, go on, proceed, resume
- persist, persevere, maintain, sustain, advance.
Antonyms for Continue
adjourn, advance, be continuous, be prolonged, bide, carry on, carry over, carry through, catenate, cease not, chain, concatenate, connect, connect up, continuate, continue to be, dawdle, defeat time, defer, defy time, delay, drag on, drag out, draw, draw out, dwell, dwell on, elapse, elongate, endure, exist, expire, extend, flit, flow, flow on, fly, form a series, glide, go along, go by, go on, go on with, hang fire, hang up, hold, hold off, hold on, hold out, hold over, hold steady, hold up, jog on, join, keep, keep at, keep at it, keep driving, keep going, keep on, keep trying, keep up, lapse, last, last long, last out, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lengthen, lengthen out, let out, linger, linger on, link, live, live on, live through, maintain, maintain continuity, never cease, not accept compromise, occur often, outlast, outlive, pass, pass by, perdure, perennate, perpetuate, persevere, persist, persist in, pick up, pigeonhole, postpone, press on, prevail, proceed, proceed with, procrastinate, produce, prolong, prolongate, prorogate, prorogue, protract, pull, pursue, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, recess, recommence, recur, remain, renew, reopen, reserve, resume, ride, roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sleep on, slide, slip, slog on, spin out, stagger on, stand, stand over, stave off, stay, stay on, strain, stretch, stretch out, string, string out, string together, subsist, survive, suspend, sustain, table, take a recess, take up, tarry, tauten, temporize, tense, thread, tide over, tighten, vibrate, waive, wear, wear well
- In the transitive sense, continue may be followed by either the present participle or the infinitive; hence use either "to continue writing" or "to continue to write".
- As continue conveys the sense of progression, it is pleonastic to follow it with "on" (as in "Continue on with what you were doing").
- inflected form of continu
- first- and third-person singular indicative present of continuer
- first- and third-person singular subjunctive present of continuer
- second-person singular imperative of continuer
- feminine form of continu
- feminine plural of continuo
- vocative masculine singular of continuus
Continue (third person subjunctive)