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persevere

per·se·vere

persevere

 
pronunciation:
puhr s vir
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: persevered, perseveres, persevering
definition: to continue steadfastly in a task or course of action or hold steadfastly to a belief or commitment, esp. when met with opposition or difficulties; persist.
The journalist was threatened several times, but he persevered in telling the truth.
synonyms:
continue, keep, persist, stick
antonyms:
backslide, give up
similar words:
endure, hammer, hold out, push