1. To carry forward; SYN. persist in.
2. To continue a certain state, condition, or activity; SYN. go on, proceed, go along, keep on, keep.
3. To continue after an interruption.
4. To keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; SYN. uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve.
5. To exist over a prolonged period of time.
6. To continue to speak: he continued,; SYN. go on, carry on, proceed.