continue (kən-tĭnʹy) verb
1. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist.
2. To exist over a prolonged period; last.
3. To remain in the same state, capacity, or place: She continued as mayor for a second term.
4. To go on after an interruption; resume: The negotiations continued after a break for lunch.
1. To carry forward; persist in: The police will continue their investigation.
2. To carry further in time, space, or development; extend.
3. To cause to remain or last; retain.
4. To carry on after an interruption; resume.
5. Law. To postpone or adjourn.
[Middle English continuen, from Old French continuer, from Latin continuāre, from continuus, continuous, from continēre, to hold together. See contain.]