Synonyms for (verb) continue

Synonyms: continue

Definition: exist over a prolonged period of time

Usage: The bad weather continued for two more weeks

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: carry on, go on, continue, proceed

Definition: continue talking

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

Similar words: talk, speak

Definition: exchange thoughts; talk with

Usage: We often talk business; Actions talk louder than words


Synonyms: continue, proceed, go forward

Definition: move ahead; travel onward in time or space

Usage: We proceeded towards Washington; She continued in the direction of the hills; We are moving ahead in time now

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: continue, retain, keep, keep on

Definition: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

Usage: 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

Similar words: prolong, keep up, sustain

Definition: lengthen or extend in duration or space

Usage: We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible; prolong the treatment of the patient; keep up the good work


Synonyms: preserve, uphold, carry on, bear on, continue

Definition: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

Usage: preserve the peace in the family; continue the family tradition; Carry on the old traditions

Similar words: keep, maintain, hold

Definition: keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"

Usage: hold in place; She always held herself as a lady; The students keep me on my toes


Synonyms: proceed, continue, keep, go along, go on

Definition: continue a certain state, condition, or activity

Usage: Keep on working!; We continued to work into the night; Keep smiling; We went on working until well past midnight

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?


Synonyms: remain, stay, stay on, continue

Definition: continue in a place, position, or situation

Usage: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: continue

Definition: continue after an interruption

Usage: The demonstration continued after a break for lunch

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: continue, persist in

Definition: do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop

Usage: We continued our research into the cause of the illness; The landlord persists in asking us to move

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel