Continue and Terminate


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

Terminate is an antonym for continue in cease topic.


Terminate verb - To come to an end.
Usage example: this class will terminate with the arrival of Memorial Day

Continue is an antonym for terminate in stop topic.

Common collocations

life continue life terminate life
business continue business terminate business
project continue project terminate project
relationship continue relationship terminate relationship
Other words: series, show, cycle, pursuit, game, mission, experiment, existence.

Both words in one sentence

  • Copy Protection However, as long as you do not terminate the game (or as long as it has not been 24 hours yet when you terminated it), it will still continue to run.
  • In the third game you may decide to continue with the romance or that it is time for you to move on as well and terminate the relationship completely.
  • Video Game / Sands of Destruction I Cannot Self-Terminate: When Kyrie decides he's too dangerous to continue living, he asks Naja to kill him rather than considering a way to do it by himself.
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