- vi. 继续，延续；仍旧，连续
- vt. 继续说…；使…继续；使…延长
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. con- "together" + -tinu- + -e.
2. => keep together, uninterrupted.
con-, 强调。-tin, 持，握，词源同tenable, continent.
- continue:  Latin continēre in its transitive sense (with an object) meant ‘hold together, contain’, and led to English contain. However, it was also used intransitively in the sense ‘hang together’. From it was derived the adjective continuus ‘uninterrupted’ (source of English continuous ), which formed the basis of a new verb continuāre ‘make or be continuous’. English acquired this via Old French continuer. (The derivative continual entered English in the 14th century.)
=> contain, content, continent, countenance
- continue (v.)
- mid-14c., contynuen, from Old French continuer (13c.), from Latin continuare "join together, connect, make or be continuous," from continuus "uninterrupted," from continere (intransitive) "to be uninterrupted," literally "to hang together" (see contain). Related: Continued; continuing.
- 1. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.--Winston Churchill
- 2. I too am committing myself to continue the fight for justice.
- 3. The President could continue to bash Democrats as being soft on crime.
- 4. It would be wrong to continue out of perversity.
- 5. The finance minister will continue to mastermind Poland's economic reform.
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