Continue and Discontinue


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

Discontinue is an antonym for continue in topics: resume, keep on, cease, persist.


Discontinue verb - To bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end.
Usage example: the editors were told to discontinue the printing of rumors in the student paper immediately

Continue is an antonym for discontinue in prevent activity from going on topic.

Common collocations

project continue project discontinue project
process continue process discontinue process
line continue line discontinue line
practice continue practice discontinue practice
Other words: game, story, experiment.
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