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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tin·ue /kənˈtɪn(ˌ)ju/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tin·ue v. i. [imp. & p. p. Continued p. pr. & vb. n. Continuing.]
 1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
 Here to continue, and build up here
 A growing empire.   --Milton.
    They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.   --Matt. xv. 32.
 2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
    But now thy kingdom shall not continue.   --1 Sam. xiii. 14.
 3. To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance.
    If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.   --John viii. 31.
 Syn: -- To persevere; persist. See Persevere.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tin·ue, v. t.
 1. To unite; to connect. [Obs.]
    the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother.   --Sir T. browne.
 2. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
    O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee.   --Ps. xxxvi. 10.
    You know how to make yourself happy by only continuing such a life as you have been long accustomed to lead.   --Pope.
 3. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
 A bridge of wond'rous length,
 From hell continued, reaching th' utmost orb
 of this frail world.   --Milton.
 4. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.
    And how shall we continue Claudio.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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"
           [syn: go on, proceed, go along, keep] [ant: discontinue]
      2: continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he
         continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we
         are not in the room" [syn: go on, carry on, proceed]
      3: 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" [syn: uphold,
          carry on, bear on, preserve] [ant: discontinue]
      4: 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" [syn: proceed,
          go forward]
      5: allow to remain in a place or position; "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"
         [syn: retain, keep, keep on, keep going]
      6: carry forward; "We continued our research into the cause of
         the illness" [syn: persist in]
      7: continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued
         after a break for lunch"
      8: 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" [syn: stay,
         stay on, remain]
      9: exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather
         continued for two more weeks"