Continue and Desist


Continue verb - To remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state.
Usage example: the heavy snow continued throughout the night

Desist is an antonym for continue in topics: persist, resume.


Desist verb - Choose not to consume.

Continue is an antonym for desist in stop topic.

Nearby Words: desisted, desisting

Common collocations

activities continue activities desist activities

Both words in one sentence

  • After a cease-and-desist sent by Hasbro, Mane 6 decided to continue the project, but with original characters and a new universe.
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Desist or Continue. 2016. Accessed June 08, 2023.
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