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I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.
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Meaning of "continue" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONTINUE

From Old French continuer, from Latin continuāre to join together, from continuuscontinuous.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTINUE

continue  [kənˈtɪnjuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTINUE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Continue is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb continue in English.

WHAT DOES CONTINUE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Continue

Continue may refer to: ▪ Continue, an option to continue a video game after all the player's lives have been lost ▪ Continue, 2008 ▪ Continue ▪ Continue, a programming language keyword...

Definition of continue in the English dictionary

The first definition of continue in the dictionary is to remain or cause to remain in a particular condition, capacity, or place. Other definition of continue is to carry on uninterruptedly ; persist in. Continue is also to resume after an interruption.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONTINUE

PRESENT

Present
I continue
you continue
he/she/it continues
we continue
you continue
they continue
Present continuous
I am continuing
you are continuing
he/she/it is continuing
we are continuing
you are continuing
they are continuing
Present perfect
I have continued
you have continued
he/she/it has continued
we have continued
you have continued
they have continued
Present perfect continuous
I have been continuing
you have been continuing
he/she/it has been continuing
we have been continuing
you have been continuing
they have been continuing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I continued
you continued
he/she/it continued
we continued
you continued
they continued
Past continuous
I was continuing
you were continuing
he/she/it was continuing
we were continuing
you were continuing
they were continuing
Past perfect
I had continued
you had continued
he/she/it had continued
we had continued
you had continued
they had continued
Past perfect continuous
I had been continuing
you had been continuing
he/she/it had been continuing
we had been continuing
you had been continuing
they had been continuing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will continue
you will continue
he/she/it will continue
we will continue
you will continue
they will continue
Future continuous
I will be continuing
you will be continuing
he/she/it will be continuing
we will be continuing
you will be continuing
they will be continuing
Future perfect
I will have continued
you will have continued
he/she/it will have continued
we will have continued
you will have continued
they will have continued
Future perfect continuous
I will have been continuing
you will have been continuing
he/she/it will have been continuing
we will have been continuing
you will have been continuing
they will have been continuing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would continue
you would continue
he/she/it would continue
we would continue
you would continue
they would continue
Conditional continuous
I would be continuing
you would be continuing
he/she/it would be continuing
we would be continuing
you would be continuing
they would be continuing
Conditional perfect
I would have continue
you would have continue
he/she/it would have continue
we would have continue
you would have continue
they would have continue
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been continuing
you would have been continuing
he/she/it would have been continuing
we would have been continuing
you would have been continuing
they would have been continuing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you continue
we let´s continue
you continue
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to continue
Past participle
continued
Present Participle
continuing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTINUE


Agnew
ˈæɡnjuː
anew
əˈnjuː
avenue
ˈævɪˌnjuː
discontinue
ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuː
enew
ɪˈnjuː
insinew
ɪnˈsɪnjuː
knew
njuː
menu
ˈmɛnjuː
nearly-new
ˌnɪəlɪˈnjuː
new
njuː
nu
njuː
recontinue
ˌriːkənˈtɪnjuː
renew
rɪˈnjuː
revenue
ˈrɛvɪˌnjuː
sinew
ˈsɪnjuː
sub-menu
ˈsʌbmɛnjuː
tenue
təˈnjuː
unsinew
ʌnˈsɪnjuː
venue
ˈvɛnjuː
vinew
ˈvɪnjuː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTINUE

continually
continualness
continuance
continuant
continuate
continuation
continuation sheet
continuative
continuatively
continuator
continued
continued fraction
continuedly
continuedness
continuer
continuing
continuing education
continuingly
continuities
continuity

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTINUE

Benue
change of venue
detinue
inconnue
ingenue
Inland Revenue
internal revenue
Madison Avenue
parvenue
retinue
sales revenue
tax revenue

Synonyms and antonyms of continue in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTINUE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «continue» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of continue

Translation of «continue» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTINUE

Find out the translation of continue to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of continue from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «continue» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

继续
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

continuar
570 millions of speakers

English

continue
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जारी रखने के
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَسْتَمِرُّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

продолжать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

continuar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবিরত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

continuer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teruskan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fortfahren mit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

続ける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(...을) 계속하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Terus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếp tục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொடர்ந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुरू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

devam et
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

continuare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kontynuować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

продовжувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a continua
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνεχίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voortgaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fortsätta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fortsette
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of continue

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTINUE»

The term «continue» is very widely used and occupies the 1.585 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTINUE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «continue» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «continue» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about continue

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONTINUE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word continue.
1
Ben Affleck
A friend of my mom's was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it.
2
Afrojack
My debut album, 'Forget the World,' is all about not listening to the negativity around you and to continue to do what you love, no matter what people think. I love what I do. Dance music is my passion, my life. There is no greater feeling than being one with my fans, partying to the music we love.
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Sidney Altman
I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.
4
Arthur Blank
We will ensure that associates continue to possess unsurpassed product knowledge and maintain their dedication to customer service and respect for their colleagues and for the communities in which they work and live.
5
Christopher Bond
Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us.
6
Dorothea Brande
So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.
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Paul Broun
It only helps the Democrats if we legalize all these illegal aliens in this country who the Democrats want to put on federal welfare programs, and actually, they are on federal welfare programs today. The Democrats want to make them all basically dependent upon the federal government so they can continue their radical, big-government agenda.
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Michael Burgess
In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times.
9
Dan Byrd
When I was in high school, my parents had this power over me - if I ever lied or got caught doing something that I shouldn't be doing, then I would no longer be able to go to L.A. and continue to pursue the acting thing.
10
Angel Cabrera
I tried talking to a psychologist once. Two minutes in, I said, 'Ciao!' Never again. There's no way, no way, I'd continue! I couldn't buy into a single thing the guy was saying.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTINUE»

Discover the use of continue in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to continue and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered The World
The Japanese company has come to earn more money than the big three computer giants or all Hollywood movie studios combined. Now Sheff tells of the Nintendo invasion–a tale of innovation and cutthroat tactics.
David Sheff, 2011
2
The People Shall Continue
Traces the progress of the Indians of North America from the time of the Creation to the present.
Simon Ortiz, 1994
3
Intercity Passenger Rail: Amtrak Will Continue to Have ...
Since its inception in 1971, Amtrak has received over $23 billion in Fed. subsidies for operating capital expenses.
Phyllis F. Scheinberg, 2000
4
Let Me Continue to Speak the Truth: Bertha Pappenheim as ...
Elizabeth Loentz is assistant professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Elizabeth Loentz, 2007
5
Young Children Continue to Reinvent Arithmetic--2nd Grade: ...
Responding to their recent research on how children learn mathematics, the authors have revised this bestselling textbook to provide practical advice on what works and what should be avoided when teaching second graders.
Constance Kamii, Linda Leslie Joseph, 2004
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Information Security: Agencies Continue to Report Progress, ...
Weaknesses in info. security (IS) are a widespread problem that can have serious consequences -- such as intrusions by malicious users, compromised networks, and the theft of intellectual property and personally identifiable info. -- and ...
Gregory C. Wilshusen, 2009
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U. S. Postal Service: Financial Challenges Continue, with ...
The U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) financial condition and outlook deteriorated significantly during FY 2009.
Phillip Herr, 2010
8
How to Continue the Christian Life: Following Jesus in All ...
This book is an ideal resource for personal spiritual growth as well for discipling others. With warmth and clarity, George Sweeting shepherds the reader through life and toward Jesus.
George Sweeting, 2013
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The Courage to Continue
In "The Courage to Continue," readers will be motivated to laugh, cry and walk with courage, as the author vividly and candidly coveys the faithfulness of God in hard times through the compelling story of her health crisis. (Christian)
Ursula Metz, 2007
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Information Security: IRS Needs to Continue to Address ...
Effective information security (IS) controls are essential to protect financial and taxpayer info. from inadvertent or deliberate misuse, improper disclosure, or destruction.
Nancy R. Kingsbury, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTINUE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term continue is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chinese stock markets continue nosedive as regulator warns of panic
Unlike most other stock markets, where investors are mostly institutional investors, in China, 80% of investors are small retail investors. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Wildfires Continue to Ravage Washington State, Pacific Northwest …
Wildfires in various stages of containment continued to consume Washington state Wednesday, with major fires also burning throughout the ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
Iran nuclear talks continue as latest deadline passes
Bridging gaps at the Iran nuclear talks has proved so difficult that yet again a deadline has been missed. Tuesday was supposed to mark the ... «euronews, Jul 15»
4
Palace, Roque continue word war over Hague delegation
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda responded to lawyer Harry Roque who questioned the Philippine government's hiring of ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
5
Further disruption to trains passing through Witham as emergency …
There is further disruption to trains passing through Witham today as urgent repair works to a bridge on the line continue. Share link. shares. «East Anglian Daily Times, Jul 15»
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Delays to rail services between Leeds and York continue after …
... Kings Cross service will start from Horsforth and not call at Harrogate. “These delays are expected to continue until approximately noon.” Live. «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
7
Chart says energy rally could continue: Technician
And according to one technician, the charts are indicating the rally could continue in the short term. "As you can see from looking at the charts, ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
8
Caledonian MacBrayne and RMT union to continue talks
Further talks are due to take place between Caledonian MacBrayne and RMT on ferry workers' jobs and pensions. RMT members working for ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
9
Opinion/Letter: Bad decisions on roads continue
I do not know who made the decisions affecting Charlottesville's streets and traffic patterns, but they certainly did not enhance their reputations. «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»
10
Pakistan Says Afghan Leaders And Taliban To Continue Peace Talks
A meeting July 7 between the Afghan government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan representatives ended with agreement to continue talks ... «RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Jul 15»

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